Adult Literacy Education Network in WV

West Virginia adult learning system is comprised of a network of service providers. Together these organizations operate the state's toll-free Adult Education Hotline, 1-800-642-2670, which connects potential adult learners with appropriate programs in their area.

Many of these organizations also collaborate to produce NETWORKS--West Virginia's Literacy and Adult Education Newsletter. NETWORKS is a quarterly newsletter available to those involved in addressing the needs of adult learners. NETWORKS provides valuable inforabout regional, statewide and national events and issues. It is a collaborative publication created for, and produced by, West Virginia's literacy and adult education providers. If you would like to subscribe to Networks, email Kathy Winter or telephone her at 1-800-642-2670.

West Virginia Department of Education

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Unit of the Division of Technical and Adult Education Services offers basic education services to individuals 16 years of age and older who are not officially enrolled in public schools.

 Adult Literacy Volunteer Organizations

The statewide adult literacy organization, Literacy West Virginia has a network of trained volunteers that provide confidential, individualized and small group tutoring in basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). The state and regional staff members of these organizations are funded primarily through ABE, the Benedum Foundation, and corporate donations. The state organization gives technical assistance to local literacy providers. The local programs are funded primarily through private donations, mini-grants, and local support.  Several county libraries provide support to volunteer literacy programs through staffing, tutoring space, administrative support, and materials.



West Virginia Department of Education
Building 6, Room 230
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 26501
Phone: (304) 558-0280
Fax: (304) 558-3946
ABE Hotline: 1-800-642-2670