Loudoun Literacy Council

Loudoun Literacy Council has been changing lives through reading and learning to promote personal growth and empowerment in Loudoun County since 1980.  Our vision is to be the leading literacy organization in Loudoun County providing access for all residents to the literacy tools and resources necessary to gain the skills they need to take the most basic and meaningful step toward achieving success and contributing to the community.

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Volunteer Teams

There is a great need for volunteers to help adults develop the English skills to find a job, go shopping, get a driver’s license, make a doctor’s appointment, finish school, read to their children or achieve their personal and professional goals.

Location:

199 Liberty Street, SW
Leesburg, VA 20175

Literacy Programs

The Family Literacy Program serves at-risk children and their families in our community through several different initiatives including Head Start, STEP, Fall for Reading, Book Builder Program, Sweet Dreams, Baby Book Bundles and others.  Through these efforts we are able to put thousands of new and gently used books into the hands and homes of low income families in Loudoun County.

Loudoun Literacy Council also offers a variety of options for community members who are 18 years of age and older to achieve their literacy goals.  Classes are taught year round at partner sites in Leesburg, Sterling, Ashburn and South Riding.  All services are performed by trained volunteers from the community.

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Illiteracy is an economic issue. According to the most recent statistics, illiteracy costs taxpayers $224 billion per year. Two-thirds of adults receiving public assistance performed at the two lowest literacy levels.

Since 1980, Loudoun Literacy Council has been giving the gift of literacy to members of the community. We have helped more than 4,000 adults and young people improve their literacy skills through programs supported by the dedication of over 800 trained volunteers. Your support will help us continue to strengthen our community.

Testimonials

Hi Mrs. Lise,
How are you?  It is me Marlene. I misssssss you. Your class was my gateway. You made us feel equal and safe. And a huge thank you for that. You know what, I have a job, at Loudoun County Health Department.  As an immigrant it is such a dream come true.

TEXT FROM MARLENE, AN ADULT STUDENT TO HER ENGLISH TEACHER

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Our Upcoming Events

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October

Not-Your-Kid’s Spelling Bee

The Bee is an evening of dinner, drinks, networking, and friendly spelling and trivia competition.

Event Info

The Loudoun Literacy Council is buzzing with excitement to announce…

The Not-Your-Kid’s Spelling Bee is Back!

Even if you would rather drink Chardonnay than spell it, you’ll still have a fun time cheering on your friends, colleagues, and fellow Loudouners as they spell their way to victory.
The Bee is an evening of dinner, drinks, networking, and friendly spelling and trivia competition.
Save the date:  Thursday, October 25, 2018

To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2uZwnTQ

Learn more here:  LLC Bee flyer

Sponsor the Bee!

Learn more here:  LLC Bee Sponsorship final
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Contact Nikki Daruwala at Director@loudounliteracy.org for sponsorship opportunities.

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May

Parent Teach Conferences

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May

National Holiday – No School

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Loudoun Literacy

Our Classes

We believe that literacy remains essential to achieving community-wide aspirations of developing young learners, strengthening families, enabling parents to participate in the education of their children, and ensuring access to opportunities for economic advancement.

English for Adults
ESL Classes: ESL classes of various levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) conveniently meet weekdays and weeknights in libraries, community centers, churches and schools. Placement in the appropriate class level is determined by a short speaking and writing test at the time of registration. GED Preparation: Classes in Math, Science, Writing, Language Arts and Social Studies are offered on an on-going basis to help students prepare for the GED test. Individualized assistance with particular subjects is also available through the tutoring program. Tutoring: Individualized tutoring sessions are available for those who need work in a specific area or for those who missed the deadline for classes. Tutoring placement is based upon subject and availability. Financial Literacy: Workshops designed to help you understand the banking and financial world, plan for savings, retirement and home ownership are offered at various times during the year.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  Registration begins September 4! Class Fee: $80 per student (includes a student handbook) Fall session: Monday, September 17, through Thursday, December 6 (12 weeks) All classes are held once a week from 7-8:45 p.m. Learn more here: 2018 Fall Class Schedule English 2018 Fall Spanish Schedule Register Here! Class Policies: If school and/or library sites are closed due to a holiday, there is no class on that day. Inclement Weather Policy:  LLC follows the closings of Loudoun County Government. If libraries and parks are closed no classes will be held. Fee is due at registration. Fee is payable by cash, check, or credit card.  Students will be charged $20 for a returned check. Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Limited partial scholarships available for those in need.
Job Site Literacy Training
On-the-Job Literacy: Your Company’s Story Partnering with Loudoun Literacy Council to provide work-focused English instruction is good for business and great for your employees. Our Job-Site Literacy Training Conveniently takes place on the work site Scheduled around the employee’s shift Tailors instruction to workplace vocabulary and communication Includes an initial diagnostic to assess employee’s English proficiency level Develops training goals customized for the employer and employee Includes student books Targets the most promising employees Promotes learning through fun, interactive activities Taught by compassionate instructors trained in working effectively with international students Low Cost Benefits of Employees with Better Communication Skills Better customer service Lower employee turnover Greater Productivity Increase in job satisfaction Safer workplace More internal promotions Group classes offered as well. Your business can help rewrite the story of literacy in Loudoun County!
Tutoring
For students who prefer working one on one or those who cannot make classes due to schedule conflicts or transportation issues, individual tutoring is available. We also often have tutors available to provide instruction in subjects not covered by our ESL or GED class program. If you are interested in working one on one with a tutor contact Karen Feldman in our Adult Literacy Program for more information: loudounliteracy@gmail.com. Please note that it can take several weeks to match students with a tutor, so the sooner you call, the quicker we can have you working with a tutor to reach your literacy goals.

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Our News & Announcements

This #GivingTuesday⁠⁠, we urge you, if you can, to be generous with your donations so we can empower everyone in our area. $10,000 matching grant just received. Help us reach our goal!

DONATE: https://bit.ly/39loyyI

Here’s what Our #Thankful looks like: Teachers innovating instruction for adult learners, 12,000+ books bagged and delivered to children in the community, and caring supporters who didn’t disappoint.
What does your Thankful look like?

Last week was our last ELL class of the year. It was great night. I’m so thankful with @LoudounLiteracy for making this posible for my @GuilfordEle families. See you soon!!

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Why Volunteer?

“If I could help someone get ahead to better support themselves and their families by helping them with their English language skills, I’d feel like I was doing something worthwhile for not only that individual but our entire community.”

Kelly Smith Moore
Medical Technologist
Ashburn Village

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Get In Touch

Location: 199 Liberty Street, SW Leesburg, VA 20175

Telephone: (703) 777-2205

Email: hello@divi.edu

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors