Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
17 Croade Street, Warren, RI 02885
401-247-2177
literacy@lveb.org

 

Serving East Providence ■ Barrington ■ Warren ■ Bristol ■ Portsmouth ■ Tiverton ■ Little Compton ■ Middletown ■ Newport ■ Jamestown

 

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin


In 2010, those in the labor force with less than a high school diploma had a higher working-poor rate (21.4 percent) than did high school graduates with no college (9.2 percent).

Bureau of Labor Statistics


At least 43% of adults with low literacy skills live in poverty.

Trident Literacy Association 2012



A Specialized Program for a Challenged Population
We are the only resource in the Providence area and East Bay offering one-to-one tutoring. It is free for students, but we need funds for training, supporting and tutors, administering the program, and providing materials to both tutors and students. Our programs are funded by private donations as well as literacy, educational and community grants.

There are many ways you can help to support our mission, whether itís donating your time as a volunteer, offering in-kind gifts, helping us at an event or sharing your talent.


Ensuring that tutors and students have the tools they need
LVEB seeks funds to deliver the substantial support and guidance that student-tutor pairs require to achieve their goals.

$2,000 provides Internet access for staff, students and tutors for one year
$1,000 staffs quarterly goal-setting meetings for 30 students and their tutors
$500 trains 15 tutors
$200 buys 10 picture dictionaries for students or 40 GED workbooks
$60 pays to test and orient a new student
$45 buys reading comprehension flashcards
$25 buys classroom supplies



Your gift is tax-deductible
As a program of East Bay Community Action Program, Literacy Volunteers of East Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We are accredited by ProLiteracy and funded largely by the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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DONORS
The Link Agency
John Andrade Insurance Co.
The Women's Guild of Beneficent Congregational Church, UCC
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Independent Plumbing and Heating
Barrington Women's Club
Mindfulness Meditation Group at Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation
The Robert D. Wray Charitable Trust
...and generous individuals from all walks of life.



GRANTORS
Rhode Island Department of Education
The George Hail Library
The Newport County Fund
The John Clarke Trust
The North Family Trust

 
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