Literacy Volunteers of Bangor
Board of Directors, 2004-Present
President, Board of Directors 2006-2008
Literacy Volunteers of Bangor (LV-Bangor) provides free tutor support to adults with the lowest levels of literacy. Through trained and dedicated volunteers, LV-Bangor helps adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and/or English speaking abilities. In 1969, LV-Bangor became the first Literacy Volunteers of America affiliate in Maine and was one of the first state affiliates to be accredited with the national organization, ProLiteracy America. LV-Bangor serves roughly a 25-mile radius of Bangor; however, adult learners outside this area can receive assistance as volunteer tutors are recruited and trained. LV-Bangor employs a part-time executive director who oversees all the programming.
Organizational Accomplishments during Board Tenure (Fiscal Years '04-'08):
- 146% annualized increase in Active Tutors
- 122% annualized increase in Volunteer Hours
- 222% annualized increase in Active English Language Learners
- 54% annualized increase in Active Basic Literacy Learners
- Implemented first organizational Strategic Plan & Strategic Planning Process
- Literacy Volunteers of Bangor was awarded WLBZ-2 / United Way 2007 2 Those Who Care Agency of Distinction
Literacy Volunteers of Maine
Board of Directors, 2008-Present
Vice President, 2008-2009
Board Co-Chair 2009 - Present
Literacy Volunteers of Maine is dedicated to providing increased access to literacy services for Maine adults who wish to acquire or improve their literacy skills. We do this by working to increase capacity in our statewide network, collaborating with other organizations to develop integrated literacy services throughout the state, and by educating policy makers and the general public to increase awareness of literacy issues. The primary role of the 14 local affiliates located throughout the state is to deliver basic literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction using a dedicated corps of well trained volunteer tutors. Literacy Volunteers affiliates help over 1,100 Maine adults reach their literacy goals each year. Volunteer tutors donate over $1,000,000 in tutoring services to make student dreams a reality.