About Us

LVA-PW Founder, Dona Swanson

Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William, Inc. was founded in 1991 by local librarian Dona Swanson. The mission of LVA-PW is to improve lives through adult literacy. LVA-PW is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America, a nationwide organization of over 1,200 member programs. Volunteers from the community are trained to be tutors and then matched with adults who want to improve their literacy or English language skills. LVA-PW provides the professional training, materials, and support that enable volunteers to be effective tutors. The only cost to adult learners is a one-time fee of $50 for the initial assessment required for entry into the LVA-PW program.
Services we provide
  • Classroom Instruction and One-on-One Opportunities Available
  • Basic Literacy- Reading and Writing
  • English as Second Language (ESL)-Reading, Writing, and Speaking
  • Conversation Classes
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Job Readiness and Workplace Literacy
  • Job Readiness-Professional Development
  • GED Preparation Program
  • NVCC Entrance Exam Preparation-Writing
  • Computer Literacy
  • Confidence Course
If you would like more information, would like to sign up for the Tutor Training Workshop or have questions concerning LVA-PW, call the office at (703) 670-5702, or email the LVA-PW staff at lvapw@aol.com.

Are you, or someone you know, interested in working on reading or writing skills, preparing for the GED, preparing for citizenship, or improving English language skills? Please call the office and set up an appointment with the Program Administrator and we will start the process.

Office Hours

The LVA-PW office, located at 4326 Dale Blvd., Suite 6, Woodbridge, VA 22193, is open on Monday - Thursday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM. For additional inquiries or service after hours, please call the office and leave a message, or email the LVA-PW staff at lvapw@aol.com


Our Office Location

                           Board of Directors

Ken Ikeda
Barbara Ball
George Kerr
Laura Ellis
Vice President
Delores Bazile
Hala Ayala
Lynn Kerr
Ernestine Jenkins

Michael Klemincic

                            Office Staff

Deborah Abbott 
Executive Director
Torialei Safi
Program Coordinator
Jenifer Brewer
Program Administrator

                            Training Team

Lynn Kerr 
Head Trainer
Martha Kobliska
Torialei Safi  
Staff Member
Brenda McClary
Workshop Coordinator  

LVA-PW Financials:  If you would like to view copies of LVA-PW's latest audit, please follow the link:  2012 Audited Financial Statements

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