Join our efforts, support our mission:


Empowering adults to achieve literacy and improve their quality of life.


Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County (LVMC) is a community-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona dedicated to improving adult reading, writing, and mathematical skills, and preparing for the GED® to attain a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.  Additionally, LVMC offers English language classes that include civics and citizenship lessons.

LVMC strives to empower adults in our community to become better candidates for sustainable employment, participate in higher education or job training, and improve their quality of life.

LVMC has been one of the  Arizona Department of Education / Adult Education Services  (ADE/AES)  program providing Adult Basic and Secondary Education and English Acquisition for Adults for more than 20 years.

Become A Student

Registration and classes are free!  Our programs focus on basic education, GED® preparation, and English Language Acquisition.

Volunteer With Us

There are many different volunteer opportunities, including working with students at one of our learning centers.  Be a part of this worthwhile literacy effort and help change someone’s life!

Join Our Cause: Donate!

Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that depends on donations. LVMC is a Qualifying Charitable Organization under Arizona Tax Law. Leave a lasting legacy.

Our Programs

Our Learning Centers offer flexible, self-paced, blended-learning programs including face-to-face classes, computer-based instruction, remote classes and tutoring. Our adult education certified instructors complement classroom  instruction with learning software to advance -at a faster pace- the student’s reading ability, GED® preparation and English language acquisition. LVMC also offers college and career readiness workshops and training opportunities. LVMC curriculum is aligned and in compliance with the Arizona Department of Education / Adult Education Services requirements.

LVMC offers a Distance Learning program to expand our geographic reach by supporting students with online services and better serve those who cannot attend in person.

LVMC offers online registration, virtual classes, tutoring, and more. Students may attend a Learning Center to use the computer lab, attend in-person, or meet with a tutor.

LVMC partners with many social service organizations throughout the valley to help our students connect their basic education objectives with workplace, career, and higher education goals. Concurrently with the educational programs, LVMC incorporates soft skills, digital literacy, and career and financial aid exploration.

LVMC provides English Language classes for adults at different sites in the community such as public libraries, community centers and elementary schools.

Get The Facts

In 1982 the population of Maricopa County was about 900,000. Currently, the population is over 2.8 million. According to recent estimates, there are more than 500,000 adults in Maricopa County who are “functionally illiterate.” These individuals are unable to keep pace in our complex society and in today’s highly technical workplace.

Years In Operation

Students Served Annually

High School Equivalency Diplomas


Success Stories


Pedro’s Journey


Arizona Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee

Do You Have Questions?

Do you need more information on becoming a student, volunteering, or donating? Please contact us and we will gladly provide you details or answer any questions you may have.