About LVCA

Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA) promotes adult literacy through free, confidential, one-to-one reading, writing, and English language tutoring. We believe all adults in our area should have the ability to understand, speak, read, write, and communicate in English, so that they can fully realize their potential as individuals, parents, and citizens. 

Our Goals

  • To enable adults in need of basic literacy and/or English 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

DEI Statement 

LVCA is committed to creating a welcoming, thoughtful, and encouraging multi-cultural environment for all learners, employees, and volunteers. It is our mission to support each of our learners through literacy to truly belong as part of the social fabric and be successful as a contributing member of the society. We cultivate an environment where all of our learners, employees, and volunteers value learning from one another. We believe in equity and inclusion within our diverse population and also outside our community. LVCA is against all forms of biases and discrimination based on race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, and citizenship. (Adopted by the Board of Directors 9/8/2021)


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This film was shot, directed, and edited by high school students at Light House Studio in Charlottesville, VA.

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