St. Charles – Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley has received an $11,804 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for an upgraded student evaluation system and lightweight computers. “We are very pleased to count The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley among our supporters,” said Peg Coker, Executive Director. “By using this computer-based method of evaluating progress, we can more effectively support the volunteer tutors who are helping our adult students become better workers, engaged parents, and involved community members.”
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities, and Kendall County, Illinois. Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $75 million in assets and has awarded more than $60 million in grants and scholarships. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org or call 630-896-7800.
Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley helps adults acquire the English literacy skills that they need to function more effectively in contemporary U.S. society. Through trained volunteers and organizational staff, it offers free, one-to-one tutoring focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and understanding in English. The organization serves adults who live or work in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Campton Hills, LaFox, Lily Lake, Wasco, and Wayne. For more information about the program, visit www.lvfv.org or call 630-584-4428.