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Our classrooms have always been places where students learn and improve their language skills. Particularly at the beginning of a new semester, the classrooms transcend academics and become more of a dynamic channel where learners bond and make new friends with each other.  At the same time, LCNV has also been meeting new friends and strengthening ties with our partners.  
Friendship brings new possibilities and paves the way towards a future we can create together. With friends and partners in the community, we are able to engage more learners and expand our impact to promote literacy throughout the region. 


Roopal Mehta Saran, Executive Director
Sharing our Impact: LCNV at VRLTA Panel Discussion
Given our work preparing learners to enter the hospitality community and collaborating with employers in the industry,  we were honored to be a part of the panel discussion held by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) Arlington-Alexandria Chapter. During the panel, Roopal Saran, our Executive Director, shared the positive impact we have made with employees of  DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons and  ThinkFoodGroup; as well as gave an overview of the classes we provide to the community. See VRLTA's social media for more information.

See VRLTA's social media here for more information.
New Partnerships Making an Impact with Destination Workforce®
LCNV is proud to see its Destination Workforce® program gaining momentum with local employers who recognize the promise and potential of their limited English speaking employees.  Continue reading for our latest updates.

One of the Four: Partnership with Acumen Solutions Global Pro Bono Initiative
LCNV was selected as one of four organizations in Northern VA for the Acumen Solutions Global Pro Bono Initiative.  We had a team of 9 Acumen Solutions employees who worked closely with us on three Salesforce projects: 1) creating an online profile for registration; 2) satisfaction surveys for teachers and students; and 3) helping us to simplify our reporting process. The Pro Bono Project Closing Celebration was held on September 13th, and we had a chance to share what the impact of the projects has been for us. Our Board member and Acumen Solutions employee Tom Gilbride attended and spoke about what it means to be on our Board. 
LCNV at the Annual International LESLLA Symposium
For more information on LCNV's ongoing work to support LESLLA learners and readily available resources for our Instructors, see Xavier's article from our Spring 2019 article.

Literacy around the Globe: Agus's interview
Earlier this September, we met Agus, an Indonesian literacy activist in our office. He started an organization with his friends that fills backpacks with books and rides by motorcycle to distribute them to youth living in rural areas.  When asked what motivates  him to carry out those activities, Agus says,  "It is something that we have to do for our community. We care about our people, and we know it's something we need to do for making them love reading."

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and double your impact! Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all increases from your last gift and first-time donations up to $2,000 will be matched. Your donations to LCNV help our 1,500 learners not only survive, but thrive in our community.

Vote for LCNV at Catalogue for Philanthropy Community Changemaker Event!
LCNV will be at the Catalogue for Philanthropy's Community Changemakers event on October 28th, telling our story and sharing our impact. Enjoy great food & drinks, win unique nonprofit prizes/experiences, and help us win the Changemakers' Choice Award  by    VOTING HERE . You can register for the event  here  - use the discount code "catalogue" to save $20 off your ticket!

  • Do you want to learn English but are too busy to come to classes on a regular basis? Sign up for the Distance learning program on October 21st at James Lee Community Center from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 
  • Save the date and get involved! To hear an overview of LCNV and learn about our many volunteer options, join us for our LCNV 101 event on October 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Visit our events page for more information. 
  • Learn English to help you get a job! Sign up for our Intensive English Class on November 7th at Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center. See the flyer for more information.
  • Vote for us to help LCNV win the Catalogue for Philanthropy Changemakers' Choice Award!
  • Associate Director of Community Engagement Ruba Afzal has been promoted to Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement, making her part of the senior management team of LCNV. Read the press release about her promotion. 
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