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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 box” stores like Wal-Mart and online shopping for music (iTunes) began changing how we shop. We elected the first African-American president, and Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House.

Literacy Volunteers of America became ProLiteracy Worldwide​, and affiliates became self-directed. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor became completely independent organization with a clearer mission and its own logo.

Mary Marin Lyon became Executive Director, and student enrollments reached a new high by the end of the decade.