About LVCA

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. Our talented tutors work closely with our students to help them succeed. In 2013 we celebrated our 30th anniversary of service to our community!

Our Mission

We believe the ability to read, write, and communicate is critical to adults to fully realize their potential as individuals, parents, and citizens.

LVCA is a non-profit agency that offers free basic literacy and English as a Second Language tutoring to adults through recruitment and training of volunteer tutors who work one-on-one with learners, helping them become more productive workers, parents, citizens, neighbors, and consumers.

LVCA is a Virginia non-stock corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and is assisted and governed by a Board of Directors.

Our Goals

  • To enable adults in need of basic literacy and/or English as a Second Language skills to achieve their potential through literacy instruction
  • To train, supervise, and support tutors who provide instruction to learners
  • To work collaboratively with other community service agencies in providing our services
  • To evaluate our program and make improvements in order to strengthen our capacity to provide quality services to the community

Who We Serve

We tutor adults 18 years of age or older living or working in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. From July 2014-June 2015, we served 361 students.

Who we served in 2014-2015

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