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Our History

Founded in 1988, Literacy Volunteers and Advocates is one of Washington's DC's oldest and most established Adult Basic Education programs. We provide the highest quality of services to adults at the lowest levels of literacy. LVA empowers adults and families by providing literacy instruction and skills based education, thereby enriching all aspects of their personal and professional lives.


Literacy Volunteers and Advocates (LVA)

LVA is a 501(c)-3 non-profit dedicated to addressing the core, hidden problems of illiteracy at both an individual and community level by tailoring its programs to the thousands of adults in DC who are coping with illiteracy caused by learning challenges.


Our team of teachers and tutors work with learners in both classroom settings and one-on-one to help them improve their reading, writing, and spelling skills. 

Helping Adults Learn To Read And Write In The District Of Columbia


Phone: (202) 387-1772

Fax: (202) 588-0714

Office Email: info@lvanca.org


Literacy Volunteers and Advocates

635 Edgewood Street NE 

Washington, D.C. 20017

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