Working to Address the Adult Literacy Crisis

September 3, 2015

On September 8, the world will mark the 48th annual International Literacy Day to remind us all that reading, writing, and basic math remain an elusive target for nearly 800 million adults around the globe, including one in six adults in the United States. In Rensselaer County, thousands of adults struggle with low literacy, leading […]

Read the full article →

Please Welcome Our New President

August 31, 2015

Caitlin Stein-Miner has been elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC). She has served on the Board since 2011, attaining the position of Vice President in 2013. She has been active in the many events that financially support LVORC including chairing the Literacy 5K in […]

Read the full article →

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Everybody WINS! Power Lunch Program Receives Funding from First Niagara

August 31, 2015

Troy, N.Y.: Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s innovative literacy and mentoring program for children, Everybody WINS! Power Lunch, has received a $900 grant from First Niagara. This funding will allow children in area schools to be paired with volunteer reading mentors during the 2015-2016 school year.  Everybody WINS! Power Lunch increases children’s chances for success […]

Read the full article →

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Awarded a ProLiteracy National Book Fund Grant

June 23, 2015

  Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County is pleased to announce it has received a $910 award from ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund. The National Book Fund provides adult education and literacy programs throughout the United States with grant awards to help purchase high-quality educational materials and resources needed to support their literacy initiatives. Kevin Morgan, president […]

Read the full article →

Famous Ladies’ Tea Promotes Women, History and Literacy

March 11, 2015

If you love to learn about women’s history and want to support literacy in Rensselaer County, this is the event for you. The third annual Famous Ladies’ Tea will be held on Sunday, March 22nd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased in […]

Read the full article →

Literacy 5K Run/Walk is Scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015

February 18, 2015

This year’s Literacy 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the Rensselaer Tech Park, Troy, N.Y. To add to the fun, participants are invited to come dressed as a favorite historical person or fictional character. All proceeds from the event will help Literacy Volunteers to provide free services to adults and children in […]

Read the full article →

Please extend a welcome to our newest members of the Board of Directors

November 28, 2014

The Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Board of Directors has three new members. Please join us in thanking them for their volunteer service! Habiba Mechakra came to LVORC as an English Language Learner in 2012. She is originally from Algeria, where she taught French at the secondary school level. English is her fourth language. When […]

Read the full article →

White House Champions of Change Shines Spotlight on LVORC

October 23, 2014

The White House Champions of Change Strengthening the Economy through Citizenship were announced on October 22nd in a ceremony at the White House. The staff of Literacy Volunteers followed the proceedings by way of a live webcast.  Les Lak, Sr. Vice President of Operations and Systems at Blasch Precision Ceramics, was honored as a Champion of Change. Since […]

Read the full article →

LVORC Recognizes International Literacy Day

August 28, 2014

September 8th is International Literacy Day. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established Literacy Day in 1965 to call attention to the world-wide issues of illiteracy. Nations throughout the world recognize that deficits in literacy are contributing to unemployment, poverty and many other societal problems. It is more likely for children to have […]

Read the full article →

New Volunteer Opportunities for Fall 2014

August 11, 2014

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County offers more ways to help than ever before. Join us for a one-hour Volunteer Opportunities Information Session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25th at Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Road, Troy, or on Wednesday, September 10th at 12:00 noon at the LVORC office, 1915 Fifth Avenue, Troy. Call 274-8526 to […]

Read the full article →