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.
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 March 22 (9 am-4 pm) and April 5 (9 am-noon). The deadline to register for this workshop is Wednesday, March 19. Participants are STRONGLY URGED to observe a class before completing workshop. To download the registration form, please click here. You are also welcome to call the office: (703) 670-5702 or email the LVA-PW staff: firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll be glad you did!
Substantial Contribution Made to LVA-PW
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. LVA-PW has been fortunate to have such support allowing us to focus on our mission for almost twenty three years now. This month we received an extremely generous $25,000 grant award from The Philip L. Graham Fund to be used for our technology and software needs. This amazing gift will allow us to create a mobile computer lab, share educational materials and present program details to a much wider audience. Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William wishes to express our deepest gratitude to The Philip L. Graham Fund for this wonderful gift and their extremely generous support!
Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William Has a New Office
Thanks to the amazing support of many community partners and volunteers, LVA-PW opened for business in a wonderful new office space on Friday, November 1, 2013. The new facility is in the same building that has been home to LVA-PW for many years, but has the advantage of twice as many classrooms and more overall operational space. We look forward to working there and continuing to assist Prince William County residents with their literacy needs for many years to come. This move would not have been possible without the guidance and support of our Board of Directors, particularly George Kerr and Laura Ellis who headed up the volunteer team that worked on renovating the new office. We are very grateful for the long hours put in by many of our volunteers and students removing old carpet and wallpaper, painting and moving furniture and materials. Special thanks go out to the following community partners as well: Pitkins (Ace) Hardware, Sherwin Williams in Cheshire Station, Home Depot and CarMax of Woodbridge, Solo Flooring and Nelson Piriz of Probuilders for their in-kind gifts and volunteer time.
After getting settled into the new office space, LVA-PW hosted an Open House on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Tutors, students, guests and friends of LVA-PW. Everyone enjoyed viewing the new facility, sharing delicious food items including many international dishes, and sharing life experiences. It was a very inspirational and enjoyable event.
LVA-PW wishes to express our deepest appreciation to Wells Fargo and Virginia Literacy Foundation for their loyal and generous support of our program. Their generosity allows us to reach more people in Prince William County and help make their literacy goals a reality. We are so grateful for the support of these truly wonderful partners.
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. 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 October 25 to learn more about the class or to schedule a registration appointment. Our telephone number is 703-670-5702.
Thanks to Additional Partners and Corporate Donors
We are also very fortunate to have the continued loyal support of the following generous donors: Prince William County Government, The Safeway Foundation, Northrop Grumman ECHO, NOVEC, 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, Bel Air Woman's Club and the Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority's local chapter. All of these groups have also made significant contributions to further the mission of LVA-PW. Many thanks to all of you!
Literacy Volunteers Honors Students and Tutors
Wednesday, June 6, 2013, was a cause for celebration! Each year in early June Literacy Volunteers sets aside an evening to recognize the hard work and dedication of our students and the volunteer tutors who are helping them reach their life goals through literacy. This year's celebration included an Ice Cream Social followed by inspirational messages, awards and our Annual Meeting. Families, friends, officials and community partners gathered to applaud the achievements that our students have made with the help and passion of their tutors. The evening also included an announcement by a representative of Congressman Gerald Connolly's office: LVA-PW as well as the individual award winners are all being honored with a special listing in the Congressional Record-that is quite an honor!
The award winners for 2013 included: Ken Ikeda, Volunteer of the Year; Jean Heger and Jim Heller, Tutors of the Year; and Ann Kwon and Victoria Asamoah, Students of the Year. Congratulations to all of these-they are an inspiration to us all.
LVA-PW wishes to express appreciation to the following for helping to make the event a success: our wonderful Board of Directors, the Prince William County Library System which is a truly amazing partner, the VFW Post #1503 on Minnieville Road and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. We also want to thank the following businesses for the ice cream and cake donations that were enjoyed by all: Harris Teeter, Giant, Safeway, Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, BJ's, Costco, Sam's Club, Food Lion, Coldstone Creamery and Glory Bee Cakes.
If you have ever considered becoming a tutor and being able to experience life moments that we at LVA-PW enjoy daily, please contact us about our program and the next Tutor Training Workshop.
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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LVA-PW Student Wins Essay Contest!
We are very excited to announce that one of our LVA-PW students, Martina Johnson, was honored recently for an essay she wrote with a Mother's Day theme. Hers was only one of 12 selected for this honor from 256 submissions made to World Education.org. Martina and her tutor, Christine Rosen, are rightfully proud of this achievement. Martina has been in the LVA-PW program for about two years and is truly dedicated to improving her life through increased literacy skills. Congratulations, Martina! We are very proud of you and look forward to hearing more great things about you in the future.
Martina Johnson, Essay Contest Winner and Dedicated Student
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
-Mar. 22 & Apr. 5, 2014
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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
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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