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About Us

Our Mission

Literacy for Life improves lives by teaching adults literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health, and meaningful participation in society.

Joanne Pollard at NEDP Graduation Aug 20

Our Impact

 

Literacy for Life provides valuable services to the greater Williamsburg community in so many meaningful ways. As an independent 501(c)3 organization, Literacy for Life has been working for over 45 years to provide literacy services to help community members function more effectively.


We're the only organization in Williamsburg that provides individualized, one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults in reading, writing and math skills as well as instruction in English for speakers of other languages.

We also support learners pursuing high school completion through the General Educational Development (GED) Test. Literacy for Life’s offsite program provides classes taught by professional instructors with tutor support at area businesses, nonprofit agencies, and public schools.

​Literacy for Life has helped people with numerous individual goals, including studying for and passing the U.S. citizenship exam, obtaining a better job, learning to manage family finances, passing a driver’s license test, effectively communicating with medical professionals, and helping a child with homework.