Over 30 years ago, in 1991, Dona Swanson, a librarian in Prince William County, was asked by a library patron if she could help him learn to read. Dona didn’t hesitate to help. In fact, from that moment on, she threw her heart and soul into helping any resident of Prince William County who wanted to speak, write, and read English. She founded the Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William (LVA-PW). Today, LVA-PW is the largest non-profit of its kind in Prince William County. It now helps hundreds of residents, each and every year, who want to learn English so that they can prosper and contribute to the very communities in which they live.
Literacy Volunteers of America -Prince William (LVA-PW) provides the gift of literacy - the ability to better read, write, and speak English - to thousands of low income, low literate adults in Prince William County. We help thousands of our neighbors provide for themselves, their families, and prosper and contribute to the very communities in which they live.
We are also on mission to help alleviate low health literacy by integrating health-related topics into all our educational offerings. Low health literacy is a problem with serious consequences and requires our immediate attention. As such, we are integrating health literacy programming in all our English-language course offerings.
John Swirchak, Chief Executive Officer
Mary Lopez, Program Administrator
Board of Directors
Lynn Kerr – President
Delores Bazile - Vice President
Barbara Ball – Treasurer
George Kerr – Secretary