Platte Valley Literacy Association (PVLA) has been proudly serving the Columbus, Nebraska area for over 25 years. As a United Way Agency, we strive to meet the educational needs of our community. PVLA partners with Central Community College Adult Education program to increase the educational opportunities in the area. We strive to help students gain the necessary skills to be successful in life. Educational goals can be reached at any stage in life. Come join us and start your journey today!
Platte Valley Literacy Association evolved from a group of volunteer tutors in the early 1980’s. As the director of the Columbus Public Library, Robert Trautwein was instrumental in responding to the need for more reading tutors. Mr. Trautwein wrote many grants that initiated programs that are still flourishing today. Many passionate individuals have shaped our organization into what it is now.
PVLA has many volunteer opportunities including classroom assistants, tutors, special events helper, board of directors, and cleaning are just a few of our popular volunteer opportunities. Whether you have 1 hour to give or more, we have a spot for you! Please call our volunteer coordinator at 402-562-1471 to set up an appointment.