Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley
Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley is a community-based literacy organization that offers adults the opportunity to gain the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their families. We do this by taking the time to understand the unique needs of each learner and tailoring our services specifically to them. Using real-world applications to teach our students, we help them better retain their skills, empowering them to achieve their personal goals. Our free services not only help the learners and their families, they enrich the entire Chippewa Valley community.
15th Annual ScrabbleBee is April 21st at The Lismore
ScrabbleBee is coming on April 21st. If you would still like to get involved, go to our ScrabbleBee page to sign up a team, make a pledge, or volunteer.
Watch an interview on WQOW with Terri Hoepner and Marianne Klinkhammer. An additional story is found here: ScrabbleBee Moving to The Lismore.
Support literacy and have a honey of a good time at the ScrabbleBee!
2014-15 Annual Report Now Available
Click here to see the latest Annual Report!
Otto Bremer Foundation Supports Literacy!
Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley is pleased to announce that we have recently received a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The Bremer Foundation is generously supporting LVCV’s general operations with a grant of $115,000. The grant will be used to implement the strategic planning initiatives that were established by the organization last year.
The Otto Bremer Foundation supports work important to the communities that are homes to Bremer banks. They strive to help build healthy, vibrant communities—places where basic needs are met, mutual regard is prized and opportunities for economic, civic and social participation are within everyone’s reach. They give highest priority to opportunities with potential to move a community forward in meaningful, powerful and broad-based ways. In 2014 the Foundation provided 679 grants totaling approximately $42 million.
Dollar General Foundation Supports Literacy!
Thank you to the Dollar General Foundation for their support of literacy services in the Chippewa Valley. This year LVCV received a grant for $8,000 to support "Literacy Changes Everything." Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 6 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn the English language. The Foundation was established in 1993 in honor of Dollar General's co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate with only a third grade education. He was a farmer's son who dropped out of school when his father was killed in an accident. With determination and hard work, he began what has now become a successful company.
Dollar General understands that sometimes various life circumstances prevent individuals from learning to read or graduating from high school, but it's never too late to learn. They believe that every individual deserves an equal opportunity to receive a basic education. Through their funding initiatives, they are committed to helping individuals of all ages receive the educational foundation they need to increase their ability to access post-secondary education opportunities and attain increased employability.
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