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About Our Auction
LVCC is raising funds for our literacy program. The auction will start at 8:00am Friday, April 30th and end at 12:00 noon on Friday May 7th. The winners will be notified by email and via a call from Literacy Volunteers. The pies/gift certificates/tickets should be picked up on Saturday, May 8th at each respective bakery/restaurant. (Other locations will be noted in the item description.)
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About Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County
Literacy Volunteers (LVCC) has been serving adults in Chautauqua County, NY, since 1969. We are the sole provider of one-on-one tutoring for adults in the county, and your donation will further our mission.
LVCC’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals, their families and communities through the doorway of literacy. Through teaching our students to read, do math, balance a checkbook, use a computer, or earn the high school equivalency, we work to help our neighbors reach their goals, whether it be needing to get a job or to assist their child with their homework.
One of our students, Abby, has just earned her high school equivalency. Abby started with us five years ago. She dropped out of school in 10th grade feeling she was not “smart enough” to go on. The classroom environment was not conducive to her learning and she fell through the cracks as many students do. Now as a mom, she wanted to complete that degree. When Abby first came to us she was given diagnostic tests to show us which skill areas she needed to work on. From there a personalized curriculum was created to help guide her learning. Abby ended up being matched with her tutor Ruth and the pair has been quite the dynamic duo.
Abby did pass her test and earned her degree. It is important not only because of the opportunities it will open in her career goals, but also because it helps her as a mom of young children, one with a disability. She is a role model of hard work and perseverance for her kids which is a factor in reducing cycles of intergenerational poverty. As it turns out, Abby, who didn’t think she was “smart enough” to finish high school is quite good at physics and will soon have a wide-open doorway of possibilities for her future!