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VNB Community Counts--April 17th

What: Wordplay, a fundraising event supporting Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA). This team-based competition gives local trivia aficionados a chance to flex their noggins. Participants enjoy dinner, a chance to win prizes, and of course, a challenging game of trivia! Professional Game Master Debra Weiss returns to deliver a mind-bending experience with questions ranging from pop culture to vocabulary and history.

Audience admission tickets on sale now! (tickets include dinner and a chance at fabulous door prizes)

When/Where: Thursday, April 23rd, 5:30 – 8pm at the Omni Hotel

Tickets on sale at Albemarle Baking Co, Plan 9, Greenberry’s, New Dominion Bookstore, LVCA office (418 7th St NE), online at www.cvillewordplay.org

About LVCA: Approx 11,000 individuals in the Charlottesville/Albemarle are illiterate. LVCA is the only non-profit agency offering FREE, individualized, one-on-one tutoring in basic literacy and/or English as a second language. Since its inception, over 25 years ago, LVCA has mobilized thousands of volunteers to assist adults in becoming better workers, parents, neighbors, and citizens. If you are interested in becoming a tutor or know someone in need of improving their literacy or communication skills, please contact the LVCA office at (434) 977-3838 or visit www.literacyforall.org.

Next Tutor training will be held Monday, May 11th & 18th from 5:30-8:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Registration required. Call 434.977.3838

Just a few of our accomplishments as of July 2008:
• 3 individuals graduated our program and are enrolled @ Piedmont
• 4 people were able to vote for the first time
• 10 learners were able to secure a job thanks to our volunteers
• 32 workers were able to keep their job because of their new skills
• 7 members of our community became citizens
• 5 parents were able to help their children do their homework
• 38 students learned how to use a computer

236 individuals have received tutoring since July 2008 - and we are welcoming new students daily!


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