Thanks to generous funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office on Volunteerism and Community Service, LCNV is able to partner with Loudoun Literacy Council (LLC) and BEACON for Adult Literacy in Prince William County to supervise eight AmeriCorps members as they deliver language and literacy instruction to adults in a 950-square-mile service area. The AmeriCorps members serving LCNV, LLC, and BEACON have received opportunities to supervise both volunteers and colleagues while cultivating dedicated areas of expertise such as volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, ESOL curriculum development and community outreach.
"The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service funds and administers twenty four AmeriCorps programs across the State of Virginia, including the ESOL and Family Learning Programs of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. These Virginia AmeriCorps programs provide a wide array of services meeting critical needs in communities large and small throughout the Commonwealth."
Since being created by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, AmeriCorps has recruited over 540,000 Americans to serve local and national organizations committed to addressing critical community needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups.