Coventry Public Library

Educate, Entertain, Enrich

Literacy Volunteers of Kent County

   

                                    

Office Hours

Monday     11:00 am - 7:00 pm                                                                                                                       
Tuesday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm                                           
Thursday   11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kathy Gray - Program Director
Robin Leroux - Office Assistant

Serving Our Community For Over 30 Years

Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, Inc. (LVKC) is a nationally accredited adult literacy program that has been serving area families since 1980.  The program, housed in Coventry Public Library, is a non-profit organization affiliated with ProLiteracy, based in Syracuse, New York.  ProLiteracy was formed in 2002 by the merger of Literacy Volunteers of America and Laubach Literacy International.

LVKC trains volunteers to tutor adults whose limited English literacy skills prevent them from functioning effectively in their homes, workplaces, and communities.

The program offers free, confidential, one-to-one tutoring to adults  18 years & older, and to youths 16 years & older who are not enrolled in a traditional academic program.

Prospective students read at or below the 6th grade level (Basic Literacy students) and are adults whose first language is not English (English Language Learners/ESL). 

If you or someone you know would like more information on how to become a tutor, or to enroll in the program, call (401)822-9103 or send an email to lvkc@coventrylibrary.org.  

Find us on Facebook:   LiteracyVolunteersKentCounty

Find us on Twitter:      @lvkc1

 

Employment Oppurtunity:

Literacy Volunteers of Kent County (LVKC) is seeking a Program Director to oversee the day to day operations of our adult literacy program.  Housed in the Coventry Public Library, LVKC fights illiteracy in adults by training tutors to work one-on-one with both basic literacy and English Language Learners.  The Program Director oversees the office, matches tutors with students, supports these matches in various ways, and is the public face of LVKC.  This individual reports to a Board of Directors and the Coventry Public Library director.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and experience in education, non-profit management, or a related field preferred.  Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.  Ability to use social media and the Microsoft Office Suite.  Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and be able to interact with a variety of different people.  Must have reliable transportation.  Includes some evening hours.

19hrs/wk with a salary range of $16 – 17.50/hr depending of experience and education.  No benefits.

If interested, please send resume and three professional references to lhb@coventrylibrary.org.

 

Position will remain opened until filled with preference going to those resumes received on or before May 1st.

 

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 2016 SpringTutor Training Schedule

To register call: 822-9103

 

FREE ONLINE Prerequisite Classes at www.proliteracyednet.org/

 Principles of Adult Learning           and    Working With Adult Literacy Learners

 

Prior to taking the Tutor Training Workshop (TTW), prospective tutors must take 2 required classes on line at www.proliteracyednet.org/ . They are free and are Principles of Adult Learning and Working with Adult Literacy Learners. Prospective tutors will be provided with certifications upon completion of these free online classes which they submit with their registration to the TTW.  Tutor training is then conducted in a series of workshops totaling 15 hours in a classroom setting.  Midway through training, volunteers are matched with students so that they may experience the tutoring process and receive guidance as needed.  At the conclusion of training, tutors are certified.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016 â  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 â 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016 â 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library Annex Room

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Literacy…For Life!

 

 

 

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