HUFFINGTON POST CREDITS LVA's ROLE IN COMBATTING ILLITERACY IN DCby Literacy Volunteers and Advocates on 08/06/12
A recent Huffington Post article credits LVA for helping DC residents to overcome illiteracy and to lead more productive lives.
The article, Literacy Volunteers and Advocates Helps Battle Illiteracy In DC byEliza LaJoie, explains how LVA volunteers are helping 200 DC residents to learn how to read and write and to perform basic math better.
Special mention is made of Ms. Cheryl Pryor, our office and intake manager, and long-time instructor and tutor Scott Stafford.
Ms. Pryor is credited with providing a "sympathetic presence" that helps individuals hesitant about starting with LVA to feel more at ease about tackling their difficulties in performing basic skills.
Mr. Stafford has been a popular instructor and tutor with LVA and is currently conducting computer classes at Wardman Court on Monday nights and at LVA on Wednesday nights.
The Huffington Post article is a tribute to the hard work of LVA staff, learners, tutors, and instructors.
If anything, Ms. LaJoie's article is a reminder that more people should know about the vital work LVA performs and that they can help too. Feel free to share the article through Facebook and Twitter and please tell your family and friends about the article too. If you know someone who has trouble with basic reading, writing or math, then please let them know that LVA can help.
LVA is doing lots to help DC residents to overcome illiteracy. But in a city in which 20% of its residents lack basic literacy skills, much more work remains to be done. LVA is ready and willing to help more DC residents to improve their skills. The more people help us, the more people we can help.