Life is Full of Surprises

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Chuck Rancourt’s Story

by lvorc on October 14, 2020

Chuck Rancourt, AKA “Mr. Chuck”

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Falling Into Place Interview on WAMC

September 4, 2019

Listen to Joe Donohue’s “Falling Into Place” interview with Judy Smith and Linda Feldmann: https://www.wamc.org/post/falling-place-literacy-volunteers-rensselaer-county  

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Everybody WINS! Power Lunch Volunteers Are Needed for the 2019-2020 School Year

August 2, 2019

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County has a rewarding volunteer opportunity for the 2019-2020 school year which might be right for you. Do you enjoy reading? Would you like to share your enjoyment of reading with a child and support his or her reading development? Do you have an hour a week to spare? If so, […]

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Call for Volunteers – Afternoon and Evening Group Instructors

May 28, 2019

Workplace Literacy: Students in workplace literacy programs can study English at the job site before or after their shift, or during a regularly scheduled break. They can build vocabulary based on their jobs and the work environment and improve their ability to communicate with co-workers and supervisors. – Comfortex Window Treatments in Maplewood is forming […]

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LVORC Marks 50 Years of Building a Literate Community

October 11, 2018

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County brought together a festive crowd of students, volunteers and friends on Friday, October 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy for a 50th Anniversary Celebration – “Making a Difference . . . One Chapter at a Time”. The evening opened with a special message from the founder of Literacy Volunteers, […]

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LVORC’s Big Move

August 15, 2017

The big news from LVORC is that after nearly 50 years in the same location, we have moved! Our offices are now located on the campus of Russell Sage College in Troy. On July 22nd, with the help of a crew of mighty volunteers, we moved our offices and resource center from the third floor […]

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Famous Ladies’ Tea and Russell Sage College: Fostering Important Connections

April 6, 2017

By Samantha Tirrell  Each year, the Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) hosts a fundraiser called the Famous Ladies Tea, a luncheon designed to celebrate the successes of historic women and share the details and impact of their successes with a captive audience, all while raising money for their non-profit organization. As a volunteer with […]

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LVORC Expands Adult Literacy Services with Seeds for Success Grant from CEO

March 28, 2017

With a $2,350 grant from CEO’s Seeds for Success, Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County is serving adult basic literacy learners in a new weekly tutoring program, the Literacy Study Circle. While LVORC aims to pair adult learners with individual volunteer tutors for help in reading, writing, math and computer literacy, the number of learners consistently […]

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Annual Appeal Letter

January 26, 2017

September 2016 Dear Friend of Literacy Volunteers, September for many of us is typically a time of renewed energy, anticipation and new beginnings as children and others return to school, new friends are made, new classes are taken and new goals are set. The adult learners and children who Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) […]

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