Our Mission

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

Established in 1982, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, Inc., (LVMC), a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization, provides free educational services to adults who desire to learn to read, obtain the High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma by preparing them for the GED®, or learn to communicate in English. LVMC utilizes contextualized educational materials to help adults become literate, acquire soft skills and employability skills, attain an HSE and help immigrants and other adults who are English language learners improve their English and math skills as well as their understanding of the American system of government. LVMC helps adults attain employment and economic self-sufficiency, successfully participate in the educational development of their children, transition into post-secondary education and job skills training, and fully integrate and participate in our society. 

Regional & National Awards

Throughout the years, LVMC has received numerous recognitions.

Family Literacy Alliance Advocacy Champion
National Center for Family Literacy

Exceeding State Performance Goals for Learning Gains
Arizona Department of Education

Community Partnership Award
City of Phoenix

Shining Star Award
Maricopa Workforce Connection

Promotion of Literacy Awareness in Arizona
Arizona Department of Education

Exemplary Delivery of Adult Education Services
Arizona Department of Education

Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Program
US Department of Education

Exemplary Practice Award
Literacy Volunteers of America

Connie Haendle Affiliate of the Year Award
Literacy Volunteers of America

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