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Category: Timeline Stories

The 2010s

The Affordable Care Act extended insurance to most Americans. The Tea Party and Occupy movements signaled political shifts in the U.S. Osama bin Laden was..Read More

Steve Scalese, student

If you’re driving around the Greater Bangor area, you may see a car with a sign on the door: “Ask me about Literacy Volunteers.” Steve Scalese is our informal ambassador-at-large and..Read More

Mary Marin Lyon: big changes

In 2002, Literacy Volunteers of America merged with Laubach Literacy International to become ProLiteracy Worldwide. Local chapters became more autonomous. Our name changed to Literacy Volunteers of Bangor instead of..Read More

The 2000s

The September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center began the new era of the “War on Terrorism.” Hurricane Katrina​ devastated the Gulf Coast. “Big..Read More

Student activities

Under one name or another, there have been book clubs and student conversation groups since at least the 1980s.  ​“New Beginnings” and “SOAR—Students of Adult Reading”–flourished in the 1980s..Read More