Founded by Rita Guariglia and Anne Maitland in March of 2005, LVG started with just 12 trained tutors and 30 students. Since then, we have been part of many success stories as we’ve helped both native-English speakers and ESL students reach for their dreams and achieve success through English literacy training, mentorship and citizenship exam preparation. We’ve touched the lives of hundreds of new immigrants as they’ve learned basic English language skills and dozens of native English speakers as they’ve improved their reading and writing skills.
Many of our students have gone on to start successful businesses as musical instructors, restaurant owners, landscape contractors and electricians. Others have become nurses in area hospitals, daycare providers, pastry chefs, college students, and even LVG tutors.
LVG has 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service. We are an affiliate of ProLiteracy America and a GuideStar-rated agency.