Who We Are
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois was founded in 1979 to serve as a technical assistance and training agency for volunteer literacy programs affiliated with the national Literacy Volunteers of America organization.  LVI began by working with just four LVA programs, and today provides an array of resources and services to staff, tutors, and students in some 100 adult literacy programs statewide.
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults and out-of-school teens increase their literary skill.
  • Establish a network of trained and dedicated tutors;
  • Foster student leadership; 
  • Make our services available to as many individuals as possible;                            
  • Increase awareness of our services to the broadest possible audience. 
  • We treat tutors and students with courtesy, dignity and respect;                            
  • We build our programs and networks with integrity;
  • We make our services available to all in need, without discrimination;                   
  • We practice sound fiscal management;
  • We honor our commitments.              

 Thank You Natalie Smith from @Properties for your donation!
  Congratulations to Etta LaFlora who received a Governor's Service Award for her work as an AmeriCorps member at IYC-Kewanee and Sunshine Community Service Center.

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 It's almost SCRABBLE time!
Come flex your SCRABBLE muscles with us on Sunday, October 25th for our 12th Annual SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge! There will be food, drinks, prizes, raffles, and even a silent auction.
To learn more and purchase tickets, click here. 
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Literacy Volunteers of Illinois  |  30 East Adams, Suite 600  |  Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-857-1582  |  E-mail: info@lvillinois.org