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Newsletter August 2016

Tutors – Thank you for your life changing accomplishments this year.

Because of You-

• 122 students kept their job

• 27 students got a job

• 42 students made a measurable educational gain

• 4 students left public assistance

• 9 students entered an educational skills training program

• 41 students are reading to their children and/or more involved with their children’s education

• 3 students became US citizens

• Students received an aggregate of 7,726 hours of instruction this year, valued at nearly $348K

You are truly “Improving Lives Beyond Words.”

New LVA tutors, August 2016

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Summer 2016 Tutor Training Workshop.
Welcome Aboard

Thank you to our Summer Tutor Training Workshop Leaders
Susan Lang, Diane Mozzo, Kay Vigue, and Chet Wiech


A Message to Our LVA Family

The numbers behind New Jersey’s story of adults with low literacy skills are bleak.

More than one million New Jersey adults have low literacy skills, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Roughly 1 out of 5 adults in Atlantic County (36,069 adults) considered functionally illiterate.

These stark statistics emphasize why our work is so important.

Recommended methods to help meet the new Department of Labor regulation of doubling monthly instructional hours from 8 to 16 include an increase, even a small one, in the time tutors met with students each week, encouraging students to attend multiple groups, and adding students to existing pairs

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one.”
– George R. R. Martin


Tutors Eli Morales and Bev Frank answered the call to provide data entry/office assistance. Their skills and time are tremendously appreciated!

New teaching resources for your
Intermediate Basic Skill or ESL students


News for You is a current event online publication from New Reader’s Press. This resource may be used in a group, pair, self study setting.
With News for You, your students may read and listen to the text simultaneously. For instructors, this site offers a teacher’s guide for each article, student worksheets, and puzzles and games.

Check it out at:

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LVA receives a $2,500 grant
from Ocean City Home Bank
for student educational materials!


The Ocean City Home Bank Charitable Foundation distributed grants totalling $60,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations during a reception July 19. The grants bring the organization’s 12-year donation total to more than $1,173,000. Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic was the recipient of a generous $2,500 grant which will be used for student educational materials.