LWV Award to Literacy Volunteers


From left to right, Marilee Ostman, LVEP Secretary, Debbie Royalty, LWVJC President, Kathy Olson, LVEP President, Kathy Held, LVEP Vice President, and Bill Edwards, LVEP Treasurer.

On March 22, the LWV of Jefferson County presented our Community Service Award for 2016 to the Literacy Volunteers the Eastern Panhandle (LVEP).

LVEP serves all three counties in the Panhandle helping adults improve their basic literacy skills in reading, writing, numeracy, and, in Jefferson County, providing instruction in English as a Second Language. More recently, the organization has organized classes to prepare immigrants for US Citizenship. It has provided adult education to Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties for more than 30 years, and the organization is honored to receive a Community Service Award from their neighbors.
This year, LVEP plans to expand its outreach by offering tutor training, additional computer literacy tutoring, and more community-centered events. For more information and class locations, go to  lvep-wv.org, like them on Facebook, or follow them on twitter (@lvepwv).
On presenting the award, League President Deborah Royalty praised the organization not only for its commitment to literacy and learning, but also for embracing citizenship education, one of the core missions of the League itself.