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Literacy is a survival skill.

LCNV changes the lives of over 1,500 adults and their families each year, combining life-skills and workforce training to promote greater self-sufficiency. LCNV serves the beginning English language learner and adults who read below the fifth-grade level. Many have learning differences or are not literate in their native languages.

Please make a donation today* using our secure online donation form.

LCNV trains and certifies volunteers to work with adults one-to-one in our tutoring programs, and helps maintain a low teacher-student ratio in our classroom programs. Leveraging 500 volunteers each year allows 90 percent of LCNV’s operating costs to go directly toward our programs. Your donation helps to provide quality education for adults in need, providing them with the skills they need to succeed and the hope of a better life.

*Your donation may earn you tax credits! Gifts from individuals totaling $500 or more, or gifts from corporations of $616 or more, made from July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018, may be eligible to receive tax credits in Virginia equal to 65% of the donation. Contact Mary Tack, Development Manager, at 703-237-0866 x 115 or for more information, or go to

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

“I was afraid of making mistakes, [and] mispronouncing words. I was always quiet and would not read any letter and announcement in front of others. Now I have more confidence in reading and spelling names and words, talking to people, and using the computer. Through the help I got from tutoring, I know I can do it. ”
Geraldine, LCNV Student