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Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Inc.
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, Virginia 22042 
(703) 237-0866

Special Projects

In the many years of the Councilís existence, we have developed strong roots in the community. Not only do our volunteers tutor individually, but they also can be found taking part in many of the Councilís events and projects. 

Community Outreach Projects

Volunteers may participate in community outreach projects such as tutoring in jails, homeless shelters, senior centers, and in the workplace. 


Dictionary Project

Through the generosity of individual donors and Modern Publishing in New York, the Literacy Council is able to provide a free copy of the New Concise Webster's Dictionary to each of its students. 


Learning Disabilities Project

Our reading specialist screens students for learning disabilities, and then works with their tutors to develop a curriculum suited to each student's individual learning style.


Vision Screening Project

A partnership with area optometrists and optical stores allowing the Literacy Council to refer income qualified students for visual screening and optometry services.


Word Processing/Keyboarding Class 

The Literacy Council provides an introduction to word processing and basic keyboarding to its students. 


Special Events

The Literacy Council  hosts a number of special recognition events throughout the year for its volunteers and students.  These include the annual meeting, holiday party, student picnic, student publication party, office volunteer luncheon, and trainer/placement advisor picnic. 


Student Essay Publication

Each year the Literacy Council publishes a book of essays written by Council students. The most recent addition, Cherish What You Have, Cherish Who You Are, contains writings from 50 students who share their thoughts and personal experiences through stories, poems and personal histories. This publication is made possible by a grant from the Southland Corporationís Read to Achieve Program. 



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