We exist to transform individuals and communities through the
doorway of literacy
Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our volunteers tutor community members in need in a wide range of areas, including reading, finances, math, English language, technology and high school equivalency. Volunteers also help the low vision population fill out forms and read documents.
We believe it’s never too late to change your life through learning.
Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County (LVCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving residents' lives through free literacy instruction. We help people gain crucial skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to English through one-on-one and small group tutoring. We train volunteer to become tutors in order to offer free one-on-one tutoring. Sales at The Next Chapter Bookstore are used to help support the services LVCC offers.
"When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone again." - Rumer Godden
Julie LaGrow has been the Executive Director of LVCC since 2015. Julie deeply understands the impact that literacy and learning have on people’s lives. As head of the volunteers, she works tirelessly to manage the entire LVCC operation and secure funding for its programs. Julie relies on a dedicated group of volunteer tutors and operational assistants who care about making a difference in the lives of their fellow Chautauqua County residents to help LVCC carry out its critical mission.
In addition to Julie and our volunteer tutors and bookstore workers, LVCC has a dedicated staff and board of directors that work diligently behind the scenes.