Who We Are

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County is a nonprofit organization offering free literacy programs in reading, writing, and speaking 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 become incorporated. In 1991, LVWC received 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

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Executive Director

Mary Carol Kendzia

lvwcexedir@gmail.com
401-596-9411

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Literacy Specialist

Barbara Petty Heuer

lvwcbhstaff@gmail.com
401-596-9411

Bilingual Literacy Coordinator–Chinese

Ling Springer

Literacy Specialist

Theresa Gregal

lvwctgstaff@gmail.com
401-596-9411 (office)
401-326-2566 (voicemail or text)

Staff

Board of Directors

 

Robin E. Springborn

President

 

Karen Christian

Vice President

 

Janell Hayes Bruno

Secretary

 

Stephen K. Lynner

Treasurer

David R. Bailey

Anne Driscoll

Ellen Lynch

Jennifer Richins Mellen

         

Advisory Council

 

Keri Brenner

Rev. Sunil Chandy

Anne G. Earle

Mary Goodman

Tom Reycraft

Jacquelyn Smith

Justin J. Stevenson

 

Mary Carol Kendzia

Executive Director