Who We Are
Literacy Partners of Orange County, New York, Inc. or Literacy Orange
• is a not-for-profit agency
• is dedicated to raising the literacy rate in our community through one-to-one or small group adult tutoring
What We Do
For our students:
• evaluate speaking, reading, and writing skills
• match each student with a tutor
• identify short and long term goals
• support students to make the experience a positive one
Why We Do It
Adults need strong literacy skills:
• to raise children who have strong literacy skills.
• to be good employees.
• to keep themselves and their families healthy.
Literacy Orange will be conducting classes in “Women & Financial Literacy,”
“In the United States, an estimated 30 million people over the age of sixteen read no better than the average elementary school child.”
Literacy Orange is a volunteer based adult literacy provider formed through a merger of Literacy Volunteers of Eastern Orange County (LVeoc) and Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange County (LVWOC). On this website you can find information on our programs and services, how to become a volunteer, how to contact us, and news of our current events. The continued support of our volunteers and donors is crucial to the future success of Literacy Orange. Your support in any form is greatly appreciated.
Together, we can eliminate illiteracy in Orange County!
GET FINANCIALLY FIT IN 2016
Classes are now forming for the FALL SESSION of Literacy Orange’s Women’s Financial Literacy course.
Our Financial Literacy classes will cover all the information needed to take control of your financial future, from banking basics to budgeting tips, and will feature local financial professionals and course alumni who will share their expertise and experiences with you. Building wealth is not just for the well-to-do. By using the Hands-On Banking modules participants will become empowered and mindful shoppers, learn how to buy a home to grow their money and learn how to budget so they can stay in their home.
Applications are due by September 9th, 2016. This class will meet once a month for 6 months at a time and place to be determined, and will include a defensive driving course on a Saturday to be determined. Tuition is free, however students are responsible for a $30 fee to cover the cost of the defensive driving class.
Literacy Orange is also a proud partner of the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition (Creating Assets $avings and Hope) which supports the AARP Tax-Aide Program. This program provides free tax preparation on simple returns for low and middle-income families and individuals in Orange and Dutchess Counties.
Stop by our new location and say hello! 11 Center St. in Middletown.
Get the latest news on Literacy Orange by tuning into “The Non-Profit Notebook,” airing Tuesdays at 11 AM. You can visit the WTBQ website by clicking here.
Literacy Orange will be hosting the program on the following dates:
1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/19, 5/17, 6/14, 7/12
You can listen to our most recent show below:
11 Centre St.
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