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Office of NY Congressman Tom Reed
Tom Reed announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $15,959 grant to Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County (LVCC) for their Expanding Adult Literacy in Jamestown Area project.
“We care about ensuring people are prepared to enter the workforce with basic job skills,” Tom said. “ Every adult deserves a fair chance at an individualized program to enhance their basic literacy levels and I applaud all of the literacy volunteers in Chautauqua county who assist with the county’s mission of developing a skilled workforce.”
The grant will provide a program to develop individualized learning plans in an effort to increase basic literacy levels and a state-approved assessment tool. A highly trained workforce is needed to meet current and future hiring needs and this project fits with the region’s economic development growth.
“We are delighted to have received this grant,” Director of Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County Julie LaGrow said. “With the help of these funds, adult learners in Chautauqua County can improve their skills to acquire better jobs, help their children succeed in school, and contribute to their communities. By tutoring a student one-on-one, volunteers will make an impact that can literally alter the course of a student’s life.”