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Mid-Valley Literacy Center

Cause Area

  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees


1850 - 45th Ave NESalem, OR 97305 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.


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