LVA Success Stories

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Meet Our Learners:

William West never got the chance to go to school when he was a kid. He has lived most of his life as an illiterate. For years, it affected his emplyoment: numerous times he had to turn down promotions at Popeyes because he wasn’t able to fill out inventory lists and staff schedules. Read More...

Geraldine Green showed up at LVA with a sixth grade education and nowhere to live. In 12 months, Geraldine has not only secured housing but also moved through 3 levels of literacy classes on a sure path towards her goal of a GED. Read More...

Read our learners' stories in their own words in our annual literary magazine, Write from the Heart
LVA learners Steven 
Belzer (left), Catherine
Lambert (center), and 
Charlotte Pearson (far 
right) advocate and 
testify on behalf of Adult 
Literacy and LVA on a
DC Council Budget 
Hearing for FY 2014.