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LVR Celebrates 50th Anniversary Luncheon

LVR LuncheonOn a perfect Spring Afternoon 160 people came together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester.

Ruth J. Colvin, who is 97 years old and the Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America shared some stories and inspired the audience….but that’s NOT all.  She met and greeted tutors and students, spent time with County Executive Maggie Brooks and posed for pictures!  This tiny lady was a power house and we were pleased to present the inaugural Ruth J. Colvin Founders award to her, as well as to Church Women United, and Rose-Marie Klipstein who shared her own 40+ years of history with an enraptured audience.

Bernard Brown, a current LVR student shared his moving story and thanked LVR for helping him and delivered his remarks to a standing ovation. In addition to the County Executive, Senator Joseph Robach, Assemblyman Harry Bronson and representatives from Assemblyman Gannt’s office brought proclamations and citations on behalf of NYS to honor Literacy Volunteers. 

TASC Brochure Available

 The New York State Education Department has developed a brochure that provides essential information about the Test Assessing Secondary Completion. This exam is one way adult and out of school youth who did not complete high school can obtain a high school equivalency diploma. Go to Tasc Brochure Final Version

TASC Testing Begins

TASC test sites in New York have received testing materials and are taking applications. Preparation programs can find updated forms at

The page above is under construction and programs should check frequently for updated information.

AEPP Provides TASC Information

The TASC Test Administration Training 2013 recording and Power Point and recordings of the TASC-NYS Education Information Session and the NYS Educator TASC Training are available at the Adult Education Programs and Policy (AEPP) website. Go to


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