The mission of LVA-PW is to teach adults the life-changing skills of reading, writing, and speaking English
that will enable them to participate and prosper in our society.
Food for Thought-A Taste of Prince William Fundraiser a Huge Success
Many thanks to all the people and businesses who made The First Annual LVA-PW Food for Thought Dinner and Trivia Night a resounding success. On Wednesday, June 4 over 230 people gathered at VFW Post 1503 on Minnieville Road in Dale City, Virginia for a fun-filled evening. The VFW kindly donated the use of the hall and provided beverages. Over 38 restaurants donated delicious samplings of their best menu items and everyone found both favorite items and new dishes to taste. For a list of the participating restaurants, please click here.
No large event would be possible without the generosity of enthusiastic sponsors. We are very fortunate to have businesses and organizations throughout Prince William County and the surrounding area that understand the need for adult literacy services and are supportive of our program. These sponsors are an integral part of our success in helping adults reach their life goals through increased literacy skills. We appreciate their commitment, support, and community spirit. Our main sponsors included:
Gold Sponsor- Silver Sponsor-
In addition to the sponsors shown above we had numerous Bronze Sponsors. For a list of those additional sponsors, please click here.
Many people gave generously of their time and provided fantastic items which added value and enjoyment to the evening. Big hits in that department included the 18 fabulous raffle baskets filled with wonderful goodies contributed by many individuals and businesses. Winners of the raffle baskets and of the generous door prizes provided by more LVA-PW supporters had an extra reason to leave he event with a smile.
Another well received activity was the Trivia Contest. Led by one of our board members, guests at each table pitted their skill and knowledge of trivia (all linked to LVA-PW in some way) against other tables and had a great time doing it. Not only did everyone get to test their trivia IQ, but they were able to make new friends in the process.
The event would not have taken place and been such a success without all those who made donations, purchased tickets, donated in-kind items, and devoted many hours of their time doing anything that was required from selling tickets to making lovely decorations to setting up and doing clean-up duty. Please click here for a list of other individuals and businesses that helped make the event a success.
We are very grateful to all our attendees including sponsors, board members, students, tutors, and other volunteers. Without you all we could not have enjoyed such a marvelous event and without you we would not be able to offer services to over 675 adults in the Prince William County area, assisting them in meeting their life goals through increased literacy skills.
Please continue to support the local businesses that sponsor LVA-PW and participate in this amazing program personally whenever you can.
Change a Life and Become a Tutor!
Would you like to become a volunteer literacy tutor and help an adult in your community learn to read? Then sign up for the next Tutor Training Workshop (TTWS)!
LVA-PW is a non-profit serving Prince William County. Our organization offers free tutoring to adults who seek to improve their literacy skills. If you would like to become a volunteer literacy tutor, you must attend both training sessions of a TTWS to become a certified literacy tutor.
There is a one-time $35.00 registration fee which covers professional training and certification, textbook and other workshop materials. Our next Tutor Training Workshop is July 12 (8:45 am-4 pm) and July 26 (9 am-noon). The deadline to register for this workshop is Wednesday, July 9. Participants are STRONGLY URGED to observe a class before completing workshop. To download the registration form, please click here. You are also welcome to callthe office: (703) 670-5702 or email the LVA-PW staff: email@example.com. You'll be glad you did!
Bank of America Continues Their Support of Literacy Volunteers
Corporate partners are a critical and integral part of the LVA-PW family. Their generosity ensures the day to day operation of the program. With that in mind, we are very grateful to Bank of America for continuing their support with a recent $5,000 grant. This funding is indicative of the spirit of community and dedication to services that are hallmarks of Bank of America's organization. Many thanks to them for the support!
Special Thanks to Other Donors and Partners
The success of every
non-profit organization is based upon the dedication and hard work of the
program participants and the support they receive from the community. We have
been very fortunate to have received a fantastic amount of support from
individuals, corporate entities and community groups over the almost 23 years
that LVA-PW has been serving adults in
Prince William County and that outpouring of support continues. With that in
mind, LVA-PW wishes to thank all of the following for their generosity: The
Community Foundation of Northern Virginia and United Way of the National
Capital Area (of which we are a proud member) for the $10,000 grants that
they each provided; The Philip L. Graham Fund for the $25,000 grant they
provided for technology and software needs; and Wells Fargo and Virginia
Literacy Foundation for their loyal and generous support of our program. We are
also very fortunate to have the continued loyal support of the following:
Prince William County Government, Northrop Grumman ECHO, NOVEC, and WalMart
Store #1852 in Woodbridge, WalMart Store # 3573 in Manassas, and WalMart Store
#3588 in Dumfries. Their commitment to our work and the community is wonderful
and we are very grateful! These generous donors have recently been joined by
other supporters of the LVA-PW mission including: S.W.I.F.T, and the Phi Kappa
Zeta Sorority's local chapter. All of these groups have made significant
contributions to further the mission of LVA-PW allowing us to continue with
ESL, GED and Citizenship Classes as well as 1:1 tutoring and to look to the
future with even more programs that will make literacy a reality in the lives
of our adult learners. Many thanks to all of them!
Fall Citizenship Class at Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William
Are you preparing to take the citizenship exam or do you know someone who is? We have the class for you! The LVA-PW citizenship class is back by popular demand. The class will be offered on Monday evenings this fall (September). You must be registered in our program and have a current assessment at intermediate level or above on file. The class has limited enrollment so contact our office before August 1 to learn more about the class or to schedule a registration appointment. Our telephone number is 703-670-5702.
September 2012 Community Focus with Supervisor John Jenkins and Dr. Vicki Gross of LVA- PW
LVA-PW Executive Director, Dr. Vicki Gross discusses LVA-PW's history, purpose and role in the Prince William County community in an interview with Prince William County's Neabsco District Supervisor, John Jenkins.
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Do You Need English Classes? Or a Reading Tutor?
It's never too late to make a new start! LVA-PW would love to help you achieve your literacy-related goals! A variety of classes for English, GED and pre-GED, citizenship, and reading and writing are offered, as well as one-on-one tutoring. There is a one-time assessment fee of $40 (effective 7/29/13) to get started in our program. To schedule an assessment, please call our office today at 703-670-5702. The LVA-PW staff looks forward to hearing from you and talking with you about how we can help you meet your goals!
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4326 Dale Blvd.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Phone (703) 670-5702
Fax (703) 583-0703
Hours 10-4 Mon-Thurs
TUTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP
-July 12 & July 26, 2014
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In the case of inclement weather, the LVA-PW office will be closed if PWC schools are closed. Please call your tutor/student directly to determine if your class is cancelled.
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