The mission of Literacy Volunteers and Advocates (LVA) is to change the lives of adults with literacy needs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. LVA exists to empower those who currently cannot read or write to achieve, through increased literacy, their educational, professional, and personal goals. To this end, LVA:
•Teaches basic literacy - to strengthen related life and work skills - by offering free, confidential, and volunteer-based one-on-one adult tutoring, family services, and small-group instruction;
•Educates the community, with outreach and awareness efforts, about the underlying causes and consequences of illiteracy; and
•Partners with other organizations who share LVA's vision to work in innovative ways towards the elimination of illiteracy in the Washington, D.C. area.
Our programs directly impact the lives of individuals in the National Capital Area who struggle with reading and writing.