Look How Far They've Come!

LCNV serves 1,500 adult learners annually throughout Northern Virginia with its mission to teach the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English so they can access employment and educational opportunities and more fully and equitably participate in the community. LCNV is one of only a few non-profit organizations in 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. Since April, LCNV has provided instruction virtually, tailored to students’ technological and time restrictions. 

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Glen Finland: We Learn from Our Students as Much as They Learn from Us

Glen Finland has been a class aide and tutor with LCNV since 2019. Hear her introduction of her student, Nasrin, and what they have learned from each other. 

Nasrin Noor: English Helps Me to Survive and Thrive

Nasrin Noor participated in LCNV’s Intensive English Program and is now also taking higher level language classes through NOVA community college. Listen to her story of persistence and her hopes for the future. 

More Stories From Our Classrooms

Want to learn more from our classrooms? Check out these great stories we wrote during the pandemic:

Bridging Literacy Education Across Isolation
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Sara Babb: Reaching the Unreached

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Sajida’s Story: From a Stranger to an Insider

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