Walmart Store #2438 Awards Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William With $1,000 Grant

Walmart Store #2438 Awards Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William With $1,000 Grant

Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William, Inc. was recently awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Walmart North Stafford, Store #2438.  Thanks to the generous grant support from our local partner, the LVA-PW ESL and Job Readiness Program for New Immigrants can offer English language and job readiness skills to new immigrants with families in our community to help them become self-sufficient. Approximately 10% of all LVA-PW adults work at, or started their first job in America, at local Walmart stores.

This grant is just one example of Walmart’s commitment to “giving people access to a better life; one community at a time.” A young mother of three from Afghanistan, who learned English through LVA-PW classes and who now works full-time at Walmart, says “I am so grateful to LVA-PW, thanks to you, I now have a job that I love and I can take care of my family.” Thanks to community partners, like Walmart (#2438), LVA-PW is able to serve over 700 adults, across Prince William County, with the help of over 220 trained volunteer tutors each year.