Literacy Volunteers moved to the Jefferson School City Center on December 1, 2012. The Jefferson School City Center houses eight nonprofit organizations serving our community. Our new address is 233 4th street NW, Box L, Charlottesville VA 22903. Our phone number stays the same. We’re on the 2nd floor— come into the building and look for room 220.
Check out all the ways to participate in our new adventure!
Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA) provides one-on-one, confidential tutoring in basic literacy and English as a second language to adults living or working in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. This service is provided by our talented volunteer tutors. In 2013 we will celebrate our 30th anniversary of service to our community!
In the past seven years, Virginia’s foreign-born population has jumped by nearly half, bringing with it linguistic challenges. Listen to Deanne Foerster, Program Director of LVCA talk about our work with ESL students.
Join us in giving the gift of literacy to another! Our volunteer tutors are the heart of our program. If you’re interested in making a contribution to our community, becoming a tutor will enable you to make a profound difference in a person’s life.
Need Help Reading, Writing, or Speaking English?
If you want to improve your reading, writing, or English-speaking skills, or know someone who does, please contact our office at 434-977-3838.
We offer free one-on-one tutoring for basic literacy, conversational partnering and group classes for non-native English speakers as tutors become available.
It takes a lot of effort to service our community. Will you help? There are lots of ways to volunteer and provide invaluable service even if your time is limited. Email us or call 434.977.3838 and learn more!
Make a Donation
Every day your neighbors courageously come to us asking to learn to read and write or to speak English. Help give LVCA the ability to say, “Yes, we can help!” to everyone who comes through our doors.