Who We Are

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County is a nonprofit organization offering free literacy programs (reading, writing, basic English) to adults in Washington County and Southeastern CT. Our focus is on helping adults at the lowest literacy levels. Our volunteers assist Adult Basic Education learners (native speakers of English) and English as a Second Language learners. 

 

Literacy Volunteers began as as Westerly Public Library outreach program in 1982.

By 1988, LVWC had developed its own bylaws, Board of Directors and became incorporated. In 1991, LVWC received 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

Marketing & Development Associate

Brooke Constance White

development@literacywashingtoncounty.org

Bilingual Literacy Coordinator- Chinese

Ling Springer

Literacy Specialist

Patricia Logan

lvwcplstaff@gmail.com

Literacy Specialist

Barbara Petty Heuer

lvwcbhstaff@gmail.com

Literacy Specialist

Theresa Gregal

lvwctgstaff@gmail.com

Executive Director

Mary Carol Kendzia

lvwcexedir@gmail.com

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Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Robin E. Springborn

President

 

Karen Christian

Vice President

 

Janell Hayes Bruno

Secretary

 

Stephen K. Lynner

Treasurer

Ellen Lynch

Jennifer Richins Mellen

Edwin L. Russell

Justin J. Stevenson    

Anne Driscoll          

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Peg Cherenzia 

Anne G. Earle

Frederick C. Eckel, Jr.

Jane B. Gencarelli    

Marguerite Long

Terence J. Malagan, CPA           

Andrew Nathan

Elisabeth N. Sayre

Ardi Schneider

 

Mary Carol Kendzia

Executive Director

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County 

Tower Street School Community Center

93 Tower Street, Units 25 & 26, Westerly, RI  02891

(401) 596-9411