“The Link”

Where We All Belong

link [lingk] noun

anything serving to connect one part or thing with another; a bond or tie

The Link is a space for LVCA students and tutors to connect through fun activities and to connect to the greater Charlottesville Community. You can bring your family and meet new people! 


Walking Group 

Join LVCA students and tutors as we walk the trails around Charlottesville.  During the summer months, we will try to walk in more shady areas and/or earlier in the day, in order to stay reasonably cool.  As always, your families are welcome!  If you want to receive a texting reminder the day before the event, please include your phone number when you register.

Sunday, July 31, 9:30 am, Ivy Creek Natural Area 

Ivy Creek Natural Area is a scenic and historical site that has over seven miles of trails. We will pick some of the trails to make one- to two-hour outdoor event. The surface is not flat and no wheels are allowed, so it will not be suitable for baby strollers.  Young children could enjoy the woods and stream.  We might see some deer and might hear birds like woodpeckers. Please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and long pants, and bring a bottle of water. The address is 1780 Earlysville Rd, Charlottesville. Meet us by the kiosk near the parking lot.  This will be our last walk this season.

Please register by sending email to link@literacyforall.org with the subject "Ivy Creek" and your name(s).  

No walk will be scheduled for the month of August.

We will walk again in September when the outside temperature is cooler.


Meditation Class for Beginners 

We are excited to announce a free meditation class at LVCA this fall. The class will be offered to LVCA students, tutors and staff, and is also open to the public. It will be taught by Sam Green, Associate Professor of Nursing at UVa, and will meet on Zoom for six sessions on Mondays at 9:15 AM, beginning on September 12th. If you have been waiting for an opportunity to learn how to meditate, this would be an excellent chance. If you are already an experienced meditation practitioner, please know that your participation could be a nurturing gift to the group, so come sit with us. Save the dates, and check this page periodically for additional details and registration information.  For questions, send email to link@literacyforall.org.

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