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Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County Earns National Accreditation

On Oct. 20, ProLiteracy Worldwide awarded Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County (LVOC) accredited status, said Jane Murphy, LVOC executive director.   LVOC has served Oswego County for 26 years helping adults improve their reading, mathematics, listening, writing, speaking, and technology skills.

Peter Waite, ProLiteracy Vice-President of Programs and Services, said: “We are proud to add LVOC to our growing list of accredited organizations. They have demonstrated that their program meets the highest national standards for volunteer literacy programs and that their services to the community are effective. We applaud the many volunteers, staff, and students who have devoted their time and effort to achieve this goal.”

ProLiteracy’s Accreditation provides literacy programs with a comprehensive process for: 1) conducting an organizational self-assessment; 2) developing program improvement plans; and 3) demonstrating that their organization meets the highest standards for governance, program management, program operations, and volunteer development.

LVOC is a nonprofit educational program dedicated to helping adults of all ages improve their lives and their communities by learning reading, writing, math and problem-solving skills.

LVOC is a student-centered community organization providing one-to-one tutoring at no cost for adults age 16 years and older in a confidential environment.  Tutoring sites are provided throughout the county.

ProLiteracy Worldwide is a nonprofit educational organization that supports local literacy programs through a national network of approximately 130,000 volunteers and 1,200 local, state, and regional literacy providers in the United States. ProLiteracy’s purpose is to sponsor educational programs and services whose purpose is to empower adults and their families by assisting them to acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives and participate in the transformation of their societies. ProLiteracy Worldwide was formed by the recent merger of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.

For more information about Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, Inc. please contact   Murphy at 342-8839.

For more information please visit our Web sites:   www.lvoswego.org,  www.proliteracy.org and  www.newreaderspress.com