Literacy Volunteers of Bastrop

1404 Pine Street
P.O. Box 855
Bastrop, TX 78602


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 The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Bastrop (LVB) is to enhance community members' quality of life by increasing their economic and social independence through improved literacy. It coordinates and supports high-quality literacy services throughout Bastrop county to create to a community where businesses can hire, people can work, and families can thrive!

LVB offers FREE tutoring services to adults in the following subject areas:
basic reading, General Education Diploma (GED) preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL),  and Workplace Literacy.

Literacy Volunteers of Bastrop is supported, in part, by the following

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