Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

NLD ID #88286
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Contact Information

33 Johnston Gym Drive
354 Hogan Rd (mailing)
Bangor, ME 04401

Primary Contact

Mary Marin Taylor

(207) 947-8451

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM

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Program Overview

We are dedicated to helping any Bangor area adult who wants to improve basic reading and writing skills, to learn English as another language, or to earn a high school credential or go to college. Our student-centered methods reduce barriers and get results.

We have been helping local adults since 1969. Our office is located at Eastern Maine Community College.

We offer free, confidential 1:1 tutoring services as well as additional programs like a book club for emerging readers and English conversation groups.

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Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Angela came from Colombia with her sons in search of a better
life. She's keenly aware of the subtle ways a weak grasp of English held her back. She was so afraid to speak English that she wouldn't even try to order at a fast food restaurant.

"People can think you aren't smart" when you're silent, Angela explains. "I've been silent too many times," she continues. "There is more in me than shows on the outside."

Did she change that? Oh, yes. Once she got a better grip on spoken English, Angela was sailing. She completed a medical assisting program, got a job in her field, and became a U.S. Citizen. Today, she makes sure to give back and routinely shares her story so that other immigrants can "jump the language barrier" and gain confidence.

This program listing was last updated: April 16, 2021.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Find a family literacy program
  • Help my child learn
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program
  • Become a U.S. citizen
  • Improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online