Archive: September 2011
(Sanford, ME – September 6, 2011) – Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) today announced that it has been awarded a one-year grant totaling $7,000 by the Narragansett Number One Foundation of Buxton, Maine. This investment will support a literacy project with the York County Shelter Programs in Alfred.
The grant will provide funds for LVGS to reach out to adult residents of the York County Shelter Programs who may have literacy needs to assist them with short-term and long-term goals, including obtaining important documents, assessing literacy levels, creating resumes, and improving literacy skills. The goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to build self-esteem and become more independent community members. Emphasis will be on services for residents of the Emergency Shelter in Alfred.
The mission of LVGS is supporting the literacy needs of adults with free, confidential one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction by trained adult volunteers. Founded in 1986, LVGS is celebrating a quarter-century of helping adults improve their literacy levels and change their lives. Whether the goal is to fill out a job application, understand a label on a prescription bottle or read a bedtime story to a child, LVGS offers opportunities for adult learners to improve their literacy skills and achieve their goals relating to family, career, and participation in civic affairs.
To learn more about Literacy Volunteers, please call the office at 324-2486 or see the website at www.sanfordliteracy.org. To learn more about the York County Shelter Programs, please see their website at www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.org.
LVGS is grateful to have strong community support including from the United Way of York County.
by Ingrid Baily
on September 6, 2011
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The York County CareerCenter in Springvale is part of the statewide CareerCenter network that provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. Please visit their website (http://www.mainecareercenter.com/locations/region4/springvale/index.shtml) for a complete listing of services such as the following regularly recurring workshops at the Springvale CareerCenter:
GATEways to Employment
Constructing Your Resume
"Make Your Money Work For You"
Interview With Confidence
WOMEN COME EXPLORE BETTER PAYING JOBS.
by Nancy Geneseo
on September 1, 2011