About Us

Our Vision


A community where people have access to the skills and resources they need to live thriving and self-sustaining lives.

Our Mission

Literacy for Life empowers adults by building foundational skills for success in life and work.

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.