Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William, Inc. (LVA-PW) was recently awarded a $7,000.00 grant from the Giving Circle of HOPE to expand its ESL and Job Readiness for New Immigrants Program. The grant will be used to help low-income adults with families learn English and find sustainable local jobs. While resources are often available to provide new immigrants assistance with food stamps, healthcare,child care, housing and transportation needs, LVA-PW is a community leader providing the critical missing piece of literacy and job readiness skills.
This grant is just one example of the Giving Circle of HOPE’s commitment to “create positive change in Northern Virginia through engaged and collective philanthropy”. Thanks to community partners, like Giving Circle of HOPE, LVA-PW is able to serve over 700 adults, across Prince William County each year, with the help of over 220 trained volunteer tutors. LVA-PW is an award-winning non-profit and the largest adult literacy provider in Prince William County, offering year-round enrollment to meet the literacy needs of low-income adults. LVA-PW has served the community for over 27 years and offers classroom and one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, civics and citizenship, computer and financial literacy, job readiness (levels beginning to advanced) and an innovative Confidence Course.
For more information about LVA-PW and to learn how you can help, please visit www.lvapw.org or contact them directly at 703-670-5702.