The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.
- Benjamin Franklin
In 2010, those in the labor force with less than a high school diploma had a higher working-poor rate (21.4 percent) than did high school graduates with no college (9.2 percent).
Bureau of Labor Statistics
At least 43%
of adults with low literacy skills
live in poverty.
Trident Literacy Association 2012
A Specialized Program for a Challenged
We are the only resource in the East Bay
offering one-on-one tutoring. It is free for
students but we require funds for training
tutors, administering the program, and
providing materials to both tutors and
students. Our programs are funded by private
donations as well as literacy, educational
and community grants.
There are many ways you
can help to support our mission, whether
itís donating your time as a volunteer,
offering in-kind gifts, donating gently used
office equipment, helping us at an event or
sharing your talent.
Ensuring that tutors
and students have the tools they need
LVEB seeks funds to deliver the
substantial support and guidance that
student-tutor pairs require to achieve their
provides 50 students access to
SkillsTutor, a skill-building
software that serves both tutors and
staffs quarterly goal-setting
meetings for 30 students and their
trains 15 tutors
buys 5 annual subscriptions to News
for You, a popular newspaper written
especially for new adult readers.
buys 5 picture dictionaries for
students or 20 GED workbooks
pays to test and orient a new
buys classroom supplies
Your gift is tax-deductible
Literacy Volunteers of East Bay is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your
gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed
by law. We are accredited by ProLiteracy and
funded largely by the Rhode Island
Department of Education.
Aqua Locks Salon
Barrington Womans Club
Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum
Blue Suede: Leather Goods and Sparkly Things
Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant
Bridgit Snow Designs
Bristol Yoga Studio
Catering Connections, Inc.
City of East Providence
Columbus Credit Union
Diegoís at Bowenís Wharf
Fatulliís Restaurant & Bakery
Green Valley Country Club
Jane Pickens Theatre
La Forge Casino Restaurant
Main Street Gift Card
Muse, American Handcrafted Jewelry
Rhode Runner, Inc.
Rotary Club of Warren/Barrington
Sunnyside Daytime Dining
...and generous individuals from all walks
Rhode Island Department of Education
Rhode Island Foundation
Roger Williams University-Town of Bristol