Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults, Inc. (VITA)

Who We Are

The mission of The VITA adult literacy organization is to promote literacy by teaching reading and writing skills to undereducated adults so that each individual may become more independent of others in the structuring and directing of his/her own life.


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What We Do

VITA provides educational services free of charge for adults 17 years of age and older with less than a high school education and not enrolled in the K-12 system.  One-to-one and small group basic literacy instruction is provided by VITA teachers and community volunteers trained by VITA as tutors and/or teacher aides. Reading level appropriate instructional materials are used in a curriculum of basic skills training which incorporates survival and life skills as well as instruction related to workplace literacy or family literacy.

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905 Jefferson Street, Suite 404
332 E. South Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
Lafayette, LA 70501
Office Hours: Lafayette: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Opelousas: Monday, Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 - 4:00 pm
Contact: Joseph Cilano
Contact Title: Executive Director
Phone: 337-234-4600
Fax: 337-234-4672
Email: vitala@bellsouth.net
VITA Adult Education Center is located on the TH Harris campus located at 332 E. South Street in Opelousas, LA, 70570.
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