On August 31, 2011 Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury was awarded accredited status by ProLiteracy.   Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury has served our community for more than 35 years helping adults improve their reading, listening, writing, speaking, and technology skills.

   Jane Hugo, Vice-President of Programs and Services, says, “We are proud to add Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury to our growing list of accredited organizations. They have demonstrated that their program meets the highest national standards for volunteer literacy programs and that their services to the community are effective. We applaud the many volunteers, board members, staff, and students who have devoted their time and effort to achieve this goal.”

   ProLiteracy’s Accreditation provides literacy programs with a comprehensive process for: 1) conducting an organizational self-assessment; 2) developing program improvement plans; and 3) demonstrating that their organization meets the highest standards for governance, program management, program operations, and volunteer development.

   Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury is a nonprofit educational program dedicated to helping adults of all ages improve their lives and their communities by improving their reading, writing and problem-solving skills. To learn more about volunteer opportunities visit Lvgwct.org.

   ProLiteracy is a nonprofit educational organization that supports local literacy programs through a national network of approximately 130,000 volunteers and 1,000 local, state, and regional literacy providers in the United States.  ProLiteracy’s purpose is to sponsor educational programs and services whose purpose is to empower adults and their families by assisting them to acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives and participate in the transformation of their societies.  ProLiteracy was formed in 2002 by a merger between of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.