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LCNV Recognized by Parade Magazine

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) has been recognized by Parade magazine as Virginia’s 2017 Outstanding Charity. As part of the Parade post-Thanksgiving special, LCNV was chosen to represent the state of Virginia as one of 50 organizations doing important work in communities throughout the United States. LCNV’s accomplishments of serving over 50,000 adult learners since its founding, providing beginning-level English classes throughout Northern Virginia, and galvanizing and retaining a strong volunteer force helped propel the organization to the national spotlight. The LCNV community is honored to be celebrated by Parade.
“LCNV’s commitment to progress has been noted nationally, and I am pleased to share that we have been selected by Parade magazine to represent the state of Virginia as a 2017 Outstanding Charity. Thanks to the hard work of LCNV’s volunteers, donors, staff, and learners, LCNV has been introduced to a readership of 54.1 million. We are thrilled to receive this honor,” said Roopal Mehta Saran, Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.
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About the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is Virginia's largest and oldest nonprofit literacy organization. It serves 1,500 learners annually with its mission to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities. LCNV is one of only a few non-profit organizations in all of Northern Virginia that complies with Federal Education standards as it serves the most beginning level adult learner, those that understand English at a 6th grade level or lower.