The Mid-Valley Literacy Center provides tutor training for individuals and organizations who would like to offer literacy tutoring in the community. Tutoring may include: English conversation, reading and writing skills, basic computer skills, citizenship preparation or GED preparation. We invite you to schedule an orientation by contacting our office. All trainings and orientations are conducted at the MVLC on 45 th Ave. in Salem.
Small group tutoring classes are typically twice a week and two hours long. We have classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening. We schedule classes based on your schedule.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Mid-Valley Literacy Center
1850 - 45th Ave NE, Salem, OR 97305, US
Our mission is to empower adults with the literacy skills needed to increase economic stability and overall quality of family life.
The Mid-Valley Literacy Center (MVLC) was formed as a 501(c) (3) non-profit in June of 2009. Since June 2009, we have trained over 700 volunteers who have tutored more than 3,000 adults. Over 450 students are served annually at our main campus and the community tutoring sites which we have started in six counties. At MVLC, 70% of our GED(r) students successfully achieve their certificate and 90% obtain employment or enter college. Since 2009, 198 individuals have received the GED (r) Certificate and 120 students have become U.S. Citizens. Sixty-four individuals have passed the Oregon State Board of Nursing exam to become Certified Nursing Assistants with full time jobs through collaboration with Providence Benedictine Nursing Center. 93% of our students show skill gain on standardized assessments. We assist individuals from all backgrounds and races including the homeless, the incarcerated and refugees. We have instructed more than 130 employees in our Workforce Literacy Program at multiple business worksites. MVLC primarily serves the non-traditional adult and immigrant community, representing 49 countries and at least 30 languages. 70% percent of our adult students are Latino and 15% percent are white, native English speakers and 15% are African-American, Asian, Native American and Pacific Islander. Along with English literacy and the GED(r) Certificate, our Citizenship and Basic Computer courses are critical components in helping students adapt and function in modern society.