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The Cause of Literacy

With a small staff and over 300 trained volunteers, Literacy Volunteers of Rochester improves the reading, English language, math, and digital literacy skills of adults in Monroe County. Our trained volunteers support participants in achieving their personal goals to fully engage in their community as citizens, parents, consumers, and workers.

What's New

Adult Education & Family Literacy Week -
Adult Education & Family Literacy Week (September 24-30, 2017) reminds us that literacy plays a vital role in the educational achievement, economic success and health of families. As many as 36 million American adults struggle to read, write, perform daily math and use technology above a third grade level. By designating September 24-30 as national … Continue reading Adult Education & Family Literacy Week
International Literacy Day -
This year, International Literacy Day (8 September) will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. On 8 September, 2017 a global event will be organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, with the overall aim to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated … Continue reading International Literacy Day
Kiva is a new partner -
Rochester, New York. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Inc. has partnered with Kiva Rochester to help spur small business development in the city through its Digital Literacy program. Kiva Rochester itself is a partnership between Kiva, the San Francisco-based nonprofit, and the City of Rochester. Kiva crowdsources interest-free loans to small businesses or those individuals interested … Continue reading Kiva is a new partner
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Adult Education & Family Literacy Week -
Adult literacy intersects with almost every socioeconomic issue—parenting, health, workforce development, and poverty. To address these issues effectively, we must invest in educating parents and workers. Adult education helps break the cycles of intergenerational illiteracy and poverty by giving adults the skills they need to be successful as workers and parents. The value of adult … Continue reading Adult Education & Family Literacy Week