LVORC Awarded $10,000 Grant by The McCarthy Charities
Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County has been awarded $10,000 by The McCarthy Charities. The funds, to be used for general operating costs, are greatly beneficial at a time when LVORC is establishing new programs and services in Rensselaer County and Albany County. According to Executive Director, Nancy Benz, “This funding provides critical support to people in our community who rely on LVORC’s programs. With help from our tutors, they can improve their employability, assist their children in school, become U.S. citizens, be more active in community life, and reach whatever other goals they’ve set for themselves.“
Since 1968, LVORC has provided free literacy services to adults and families. We train and support volunteers to teach people to read, write, and speak English. We empower our students to be advocates for themselves, and we educate the larger community about literacy issues. LVORC provides tutor training, one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, basic literacy, English as a new language, financial literacy, math tutoring, digital literacy, HSE preparation, EL Civics, citizenship preparation, and Everybody WINS! Power Lunch. For more information, visit www.lvorc.org.