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Literacy Volunteers of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Parkersburg, WV   |  http://movreads.org

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Literacy Volunteers of the Mid-Ohio Valley

EIN: 55-0644313


Mission

Our mission is to foster and promote literacy and life skills among adults who request our assistance in Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, and Wood counties in the state of West Virginia and Washington County in Ohio. We seek to promote an adult population in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the reading, writing, and life skills necessary for their social and economic needs. In pursuit of this mission, we provide free and ongoing tutoring in reading, writing, and life skills in a confidential, one-on-one environment to adult residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley who request our assistance.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Amber Hickman

Vice President

Alicia Wright

Main address

3100 Emerson Avenue

Parkersburg, WV 26104 USA

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EIN

55-0644313

Subject area info

Adult literacy

Reading promotion

Population served info

Adults

Immigrants

Economically disadvantaged people

Unemployed people

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 13-20% of adult West Virginians function at the lowest literacy level; similarly, statistics gathered at the state-level show that 11% of adults in Wood County function at the lowest literacy level. We are committed to improving those numbers.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Basic Reading Program

Our basic reading program assists adults who cannot read and write, or whose reading and writing skills are limited in ways that present problems in everyday living. Some students did not profit from their school experiences or never had the opportunity to attend school regularly. Others find their reading and writing skills insufficient for the demands of this changing world. Often, the students who come to us have experienced some life-altering event. They may have a medical problem and want to be able to read instruction sheets and directions given to them by their doctor, or they may have become parents and want to be able to read to their child. Some have joined a church and want to read the Bible. Whatever the reason, we’re prepared to meet the diverse goals the students set for themselves. Tutors validate the literacy events their students engage in daily.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants

The main goal of the ESL student is obviously to understand and speak English, but they may also have personal goals related to what they hope to accomplish with their English. Some ESL students are highly educated in their native language, while others have no formal education in any language; they are learning English and basic skills at the same time. Our tutors address each of these individual situations. Most ESL tutors don’t speak their students’ native languages. All of the instruction for these students is in English in an immersion environment that experts say is the fastest way to learn a new language. ESL tutors help their students not only to speak and understand English but also to read and write English and understand American culture as well.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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To foster and promote literacy and life skills among adults who request our assistance in Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, and Wood counties in West Virginia, and to help promote an adult population in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the reading, writing, and life skills necessary for their social and economic needs.

We provide free and ongoing tutoring in reading, writing, and life skills in a confidential, one-on-one environment to adult residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley who request our assistance.

Financials

Literacy Volunteers of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President

Amber Hickman

Vice President

Alicia Wright

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Literacy Volunteers of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Board of directors
as of 08/16/2023
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Board chair

Amber Hickman

Alicia Wright

Dave Burton

Brandy Clift

Debby Nesselroad

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/5/2023

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Leadership

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Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

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