Changing Lives by Improving Literacy

Many thanks to Hill, Pond, and Preserve for this excellent article on Jennifer Richins Mellen, a member of the board of directors at Literacy Volunteers of Washington County. Jen is carrying on the rich legacy left by her father, Robert Richins, who was a longtime board member and supporter of LVWC. 

 Literacy Volunteers of Washington County assists adults interested in improving their literacy skills through free programs based on a participant's individual goals. Our services include adult basic literacy (reading, writing and conversational English), English for speakers of other languages, citizenship preparation, financial literacy, career advancement, and GED support.

During this pandemic, Literacy Volunteers continues to provide one-on-one tutoring, conversation classes, and individual study plans for adult English language learners via both online media and in-person tutoring. Many of our students are young parents who, at the same time, are schooling their own children. Our students are grateful for the opportunity to continue learning in a welcoming and supportive environment. 


Literacy Volunteers of Washington County

7 Elm Street, P. O. Box 245

Westerly, RI 02891

(401) 596-9411