About Us

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 $40 (effective 7/29/13) for the initial assessment required for entry into the LVA-PW program.
Services we provide
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Small and large classes
  • Basic literacy for Englsh speakers- reading and writing
  • English as second language (ESL) - reading, writing, and speaking
  • Pre-GED and GED
  • Citizenship
  • Computer literacy
  • English conversation classes
  • Workplace literacy
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, 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 is open on Monday - Thursday from 10:00am - 4:00pm and on Friday from 10:00 am- 1 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
Nancy Waltz Brown
Lillian Garland
Pauline Hunter
Ernestine Jenkins
Lynn Kerr
Hala Ayala
Charles Stokes
Christopher Lewis

Office Staff

Deborah Abbott 
Executive Director
Patti Beattie 
Program Coordinator
Shantise Hood
Program Administrator

Training Team

Lynn Kerr
Head Trainer
Deborah Abbott 
Martha Kobliska
Brigette Dickerson

Patti Beattie

Brenda McClary 

LVA-PW Financials

If you would like to view copies of LVA-PW's latest audit, please follow the link below:

2012 Audited Financial Statements

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