Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
17 Croade Street, Warren, RI 02885
401-247-2177
literacy@lveb.org

 

Serving East Providence ■ Barrington ■ Warren ■ Bristol ■ Portsmouth ■ Tiverton ■ Little Compton ■ Middletown ■ Newport ■ Jamestown

 

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 Population
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 goals.

$2,000 provides 50 students access to SkillsTutor, a skill-building software that serves both tutors and students
$1,000 staffs quarterly goal-setting meetings for 30 students and their tutors
$500 trains 15 tutors
$250 buys 5 annual subscriptions to News for You, a popular newspaper written especially for new adult readers.
$100 buys 5 picture dictionaries for students or 20 GED workbooks
$60 pays to test and orient a new student
$25 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.




DONORS
Aqua Locks Salon
Artistic Design
BankNewport
Barrington Books
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
Coffee Depot
Columbus Credit Union
Corner Cafť
Daily Bread
Diegoís at Bowenís Wharf
Dunkin Donuts
Edible Arrangements
EFD, Inc.
Fatulliís Restaurant & Bakery
Firehouse Theater
Green Valley Country Club
Jane Pickens Theatre
La Forge Casino Restaurant
Main Street Gift Card
Muse, American Handcrafted Jewelry
Pizza Caldo
Redlefsenís Restaurant
Rhode Runner, Inc.
Robs Grill
Rotary Club of Warren/Barrington
Salon Trio
Sensata Technologies
Sunnyside Daytime Dining
...and generous individuals from all walks of life.



GRANTORS
BankNewport
New Roots
Rhode Island Department of Education
Rhode Island Foundation
Roger Williams University-Town of Bristol
United Way

 
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