“I Can Solve My Problem”

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English fluency can pave the way to self-sufficiency. LCNV learner Samira is keenly aware of this, writing that she needs a “great job” in order to solve her problems. As Samira’s English abilities continue to grow with LCNV’s instruction, she can succeed in the workforce, support her family, and navigate the world around her. If you would like to help …

Literacy and Nutrition

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Literacy is a survival skill. This is particularly apparent when considering the impact of literacy on personal health. LCNV learner Alemtschay takes care of herself and her family by cooking healthy food, something she is able to do thanks to her newfound English literacy. Alemtschay checks nutrition labels and reads about caloric content to ensure that her family always eats …

AEFL Week 2018: Gip’s Story

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This week marks Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, signifying the importance of adult education in the United States. Over 36 million adults nationwide lack basic literacy and numeracy skills, which effects their livelihoods and the lives of their family members. LCNV learner Gip has lived in the U.S. for over a year, and knows the importance of learning English …

“I Understand Better Every Day”

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One of the cornerstones of LCNV’s programs is their accessibility at different times throughout Northern Virginia. For LCNV learners like Kelly, finding classes that fit within her busy schedule helps her learn English. LCNV’s class options in the day and the night mean that all learners can find a time to learn English! The last opportunity to sign up for …