About Us


Literacy Volunteers and Advocates 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. 

LVA is characterized by its ability to help adult learners:

  Gain confidence in their intelligence by identifying and overcoming long-held learning 
    challenges with reading, writing and math

 Transform their ability to secure, maintain and manage life’s basic needs: 
   employment, housing, health/safety, transportation, social services, education, and 

  Feel respect, trust, and acceptance in a learning environment and in their communities

  End the cycle of illiteracy in their families

  Take charge of their education, by giving them real-world tools and resources

Learn More:

● Our staff and board
● Our programs
 Success stories
● Our partners

635 Edgewood St. NE   Washington, D.C. 20017202-387-1772 (phone)202-588-0714 (fax)

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