Our Community Impact 2016

impact  Literacy Services for Adults

  • Trained and supported 81 volunteers who tutored 105 Literacy/English Language/Technology learners
  • Supported 47 Non-instructional volunteers
  • Generated 5,262 instructional hours plus 2,130 non-instructional hours
  • Integrated technology in literacy services and delivered technology instruction; one obtained High School Equivalency; two achieved citizenship; many entered post-secondary education/training; and many earned/retained/ improved jobs; 37 gained one or more educational grade levels in standardized tests.

Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities

  • For retirees who gave meaningful service to our community as tutors, administrative, or fund-raising volunteers
  • For youth (ages 18-24) who served as tutors/interns and experienced civic engagement, developed workplace skills, and gained cultural competence.
  • For professionals and other employed individuals who used their expertise to support literacy

LVCC’s Family Literacy/Services for Children in 2016

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: With books funded by the Charles R. Wood Foundation, we coordinated Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties.

  •  2,770 children received a quality, age-appropriate book every month mailed to their homes at no cost to the families.
  • We channeled to the community 25,616 children’s books, valued at $53,065
  • Parents reported that their children are thrilled to receive books mailed to their own names and to build their very own library; how they look forward to reading a new book with their child every month. What better way to boost children’s readiness for school!

 Other Services:

Four hundred and twenty-seven (427) new, quality books were distributed to children at community outreach events: Fall Into HeadStart, and Getting Ready to Learn, Adk. Birth to Three Alliance, Great Latch-On, Battle of Plattsburgh, and various other events.