Loudoun Literacy Council

Loudoun Literacy Council Loudoun Literacy Council is a community based literacy organization. Loudoun Literacy Council is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving literacy in Loudoun County, VA.
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We are the only community-based literacy organization in the county providing both adult and family services and have served the community for 40 years.

We are the only community-based literacy organization in the county providing both adult and family services and have served the community for 40 years.

Operating as usual

06/25/2021

La vacuna contra el COVID ya está disponible para cualquier persona de 12 años o más, gratis (no se requiere seguro). Únase a nosotros el 27 de junio de 11 am a 6 pm en el evento de vacunación gratuita en Rolling Ridge Elementary School, 500 E. Frederick Dr., Sterling, VA 20164 para recibir su vacuna gratis.

In celebration of the start of summer, our #FavoriteBookFriday selection is “I Took a Walk” written and illustrated by p...
06/25/2021

In celebration of the start of summer, our #FavoriteBookFriday selection is “I Took a Walk” written and illustrated by prolific author and Loudoun County native, Henry Cole.

This is the perfect book to take on an exploratory walk outdoors. Giving a child’s-eye view, the story takes the reader along streams and through woods and meadows to identify plants, insects, and wildlife in each habitat. Open the fold-out flaps to "discover" plants and animals hidden in the grass, trees, pond, and streams while learning how to observe them by quietly looking, listening, and reflecting.

In celebration of the start of summer, our #FavoriteBookFriday selection is “I Took a Walk” written and illustrated by prolific author and Loudoun County native, Henry Cole.

This is the perfect book to take on an exploratory walk outdoors. Giving a child’s-eye view, the story takes the reader along streams and through woods and meadows to identify plants, insects, and wildlife in each habitat. Open the fold-out flaps to "discover" plants and animals hidden in the grass, trees, pond, and streams while learning how to observe them by quietly looking, listening, and reflecting.

In this photo, our tutor Lea Puleo and one of her students are smiling through a one-on-one lesson at Cascades Library, ...
06/24/2021

In this photo, our tutor Lea Puleo and one of her students are smiling through a one-on-one lesson at Cascades Library, a branch of Loudoun County Public Library.

We are thankful for all of our Loudoun Literacy Council teachers and students and appreciate their time and commitment to our mission. Happy summer learning to all!

In this photo, our tutor Lea Puleo and one of her students are smiling through a one-on-one lesson at Cascades Library, a branch of Loudoun County Public Library.

We are thankful for all of our Loudoun Literacy Council teachers and students and appreciate their time and commitment to our mission. Happy summer learning to all!

We are so proud of our students!!
06/23/2021

We are so proud of our students!!

Reminder that tonight is our Voices & Volunteers live premiere. Join us at 6 pm on our page to recognize the in...
06/23/2021

Reminder that tonight is our Voices & Volunteers live premiere. Join us at 6 pm on our page to recognize the incredible work of our volunteers, and listen as our students share tales of their trials and triumphs.

Reminder that tonight is our Voices & Volunteers live premiere. Join us at 6 pm on our page to recognize the incredible work of our volunteers, and listen as our students share tales of their trials and triumphs.

Your passion shines, Arturo. Awesome hobby and you have a great teacher for your craft in Doug.
06/22/2021

Your passion shines, Arturo. Awesome hobby and you have a great teacher for your craft in Doug.

The following submission comes from an intermediate to advanced adult student with the Loudoun Literacy Council who works at Fabbioli Wine Cellars in Leesburg. Students were asked to write about their favorite hobby.

“I started making wine when I was 25 years old. My boss, Doug Fabbioli, was my teacher. Over the last 5 years, I have practiced and experimented. Now that I have experience making wine, I feel ready to teach others, including my wife, how to make wine.” ~Arturo

#virginiawine #loudounliteracy #esol #adultlanguagelearner #language #passion

Way to go, Celia!
06/22/2021

Way to go, Celia!

The following submissions come from an intermediate to advanced class of adult learners who work at Fabbioli Wine Cellars in Leesburg. Students were asked to write about their favorite hobby.

“My favorite hobby is hiking. It is so relaxing to see nature. I started hiking by helping my family take care of our animals: sheep, cows, and horses. Hiking was part of our work. It was fun to take the cattle different places and walk the sheep to the woods. Hiking is part of me.” ~Celia

#loudouncounty #loudoun #hiking #literacy #loudounliteracycouncil #nonprofits #students #learningenglish #gerunds

Timeline Photos
06/22/2021

Timeline Photos

For the Summer 2021 Issue of Loudoun County Magazine, Student Editor Ebaadah Martínez-Jaka interviewed Nikki Daruwala, the Executive Director of the Loudoun Literacy Council. Below is an excerpt from their interview:

When asked what she would say to everyone in Loudoun County regarding the importance of learning and reading, Ms. Daruwala said, ”In a world full of information, literacy is a basic skill. So think about it. We live in a world that is constantly communicating, whether it’s written, whether it’s verbal, you are always communicating. And if you don’t have the literacy skills that you need, you are left behind. And for us, that is not an acceptable thing. So in a world full of information, literacy is the most basic survival skill.”

#literacy #loudouncounty #education #immigration #community #care #loudouncountymagazine #loudounliteracycouncil

So proud of our student Lupe who works at Fabbioli Cellars. Thanks for the feature Loudoun County Magazine
06/22/2021

So proud of our student Lupe who works at Fabbioli Cellars. Thanks for the feature Loudoun County Magazine

The following submission comes from an intermediate to advanced adult student with the Loudoun Literacy Council who works at Fabbioli Wine Cellars in Leesburg. Students were asked to write about their favorite hobby.

“Swimming is my favorite hobby. I started swimming when I was six years old. My cousin taught me. Since then, I have practiced and taught myself. After swimming for 19 years, I want to swim the sea.” ~Lupe

Join us tomorrow at 6 pm for the live premiere of our Voices & Volunteers presentation as we showcase the incredible imp...
06/22/2021

Join us tomorrow at 6 pm for the live premiere of our Voices & Volunteers presentation as we showcase the incredible impact we can make when we combine the dedication of our teachers and volunteers with the determination of our students.

Join us tomorrow at 6 pm for the live premiere of our Voices & Volunteers presentation as we showcase the incredible impact we can make when we combine the dedication of our teachers and volunteers with the determination of our students.

Congratulations to our partner, Loudoun County Magazine, their founder/editor Jessica Monte, and their entire team for t...
06/21/2021
Local Non-Profit Media Group engaging and publishing residents voices & art

Congratulations to our partner, Loudoun County Magazine, their founder/editor Jessica Monte, and their entire team for the official release of their Summer 2021 issue. We are honored to partner with a project that aligns with our goals and supports our mission to bring literacy and education to our community.

Our selection for this week's #favoritebookfriday is “Freedom in Congo Square” written by Carol Boston Weatherford and i...
06/18/2021

Our selection for this week's #favoritebookfriday is “Freedom in Congo Square” written by Carol Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.

As a winner of both a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, this beautifully written and illustrated poetic story describes life as a slave while living in New Orleans. This nonfiction book serves as an introduction to the importance of June 19 for elementary-aged children. Add this to your Juneteenth/summer reading lists.

Our selection for this week's #favoritebookfriday is “Freedom in Congo Square” written by Carol Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.

As a winner of both a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, this beautifully written and illustrated poetic story describes life as a slave while living in New Orleans. This nonfiction book serves as an introduction to the importance of June 19 for elementary-aged children. Add this to your Juneteenth/summer reading lists.

In a recent study involving third through fifth graders, researchers found that 20% of school-year gains in reading were...
06/17/2021

In a recent study involving third through fifth graders, researchers found that 20% of school-year gains in reading were lost over the summer. One of the best ways to combat this loss of literacy skills is to provide young students with books that will inspire them to read.

To kick off the summer, Loudoun Literacy Council has partnered with Loudoun Education Foundation’s Community School Initiative to ensure that every student at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Sterling receives a new book to take home! Principal Abby Sacco, Vice Principal John Tuck, and Parent Liaison Katherine Betancourt were on hand to receive books and backpacks from Loudoun Literacy for their 549 Pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students attending both in-person and 100% distance learning.

In a recent study involving third through fifth graders, researchers found that 20% of school-year gains in reading were lost over the summer. One of the best ways to combat this loss of literacy skills is to provide young students with books that will inspire them to read.

To kick off the summer, Loudoun Literacy Council has partnered with Loudoun Education Foundation’s Community School Initiative to ensure that every student at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Sterling receives a new book to take home! Principal Abby Sacco, Vice Principal John Tuck, and Parent Liaison Katherine Betancourt were on hand to receive books and backpacks from Loudoun Literacy for their 549 Pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students attending both in-person and 100% distance learning.

"The English language is considered one of the hardest to learn for a number of reasons. From baffling spelling and pron...
06/08/2021
The 5 Most Common Challenges ESL Learners Face (and How to Solve Them) | eLearningInside News

"The English language is considered one of the hardest to learn for a number of reasons. From baffling spelling and pronunciation to peculiar grammar structures (the phenomenon of phrasal verbs especially comes to mind), there is no shortage of reasons why English as a second language (ESL) learners struggle to pick up the language."

Here’s a good article describing five of the most common challenges English language learners face and practical tips on how to overcome them:

ESL learners face many challenges in growing their language skills. Max Korneev describes his experience as a learner and language app CEO.

We're honored to be featured in Loudoun Now's Loudoun Favorites poll.  Please take a moment to vote for Loudoun Literacy...
06/07/2021
Loudoun's Favorites 2021

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“1 out of every 6 adults in the U.S. lack basic reading skills – that means 36 million people can't read a job applicati...
06/07/2021

“1 out of every 6 adults in the U.S. lack basic reading skills – that means 36 million people can't read a job application, understand basic written instructions, or read the Internet." - Coalition of Adult Basic Education, 2017

Through our adult literacy programs, Loudoun Literacy Council assists individuals in gaining the very basic life skills needed to function effectively in our community as well as professional skills needed to improve their educational and job prospects.

Learn more: https://loudounliteracy.org/english-for-adults

“1 out of every 6 adults in the U.S. lack basic reading skills – that means 36 million people can't read a job application, understand basic written instructions, or read the Internet." - Coalition of Adult Basic Education, 2017

Through our adult literacy programs, Loudoun Literacy Council assists individuals in gaining the very basic life skills needed to function effectively in our community as well as professional skills needed to improve their educational and job prospects.

Learn more: https://loudounliteracy.org/english-for-adults

We are proud to be a member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s 2021-2022 Class of top nonprofits in the greater Washing...
06/05/2021
Loudoun Literacy Council Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits - Loudoun Now

We are proud to be a member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s 2021-2022 Class of top nonprofits in the greater Washington metropolitan area.
Thank you, Loudoun Now, for highlighting this recognition.

Loudoun Literacy Council has been listed among the best nonprofits in the region in the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington,

Thank you to the Philip L. Graham Fund for your generous grant to support our programs.
06/04/2021

Thank you to the Philip L. Graham Fund for your generous grant to support our programs.

Thank you to the Philip L. Graham Fund for your generous grant to support our programs.

We are celebrating Pride Month and inclusivity on this #FavoriteBookFriday with books for children of all ages:“Love Mak...
06/04/2021

We are celebrating Pride Month and inclusivity on this #FavoriteBookFriday with books for children of all ages:

“Love Makes a Family” by Sophie Beer shows that no matter what your family looks like, what really makes a family is love! This board book has very simple text and bright illustrations that will engage even the youngest children.

Elementary-aged children are presented with a historical account of the 1969 police raid that played a pivotal role in the gay rights movement in “Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution” by Rob Sanders and Jamey Christoph Illustration.

For middle schoolers obsessed with graphic novels, “Drama” by Raina Telgemeier's Comics gives a very realistic picture of middle school trials and tribulations.

“You Should See Me in a Crown” by Leah Johnson is an uplifting and emotional YA novel that follows a high school girl who is forced to run for prom queen in order to pay for college when her financial aid falls through.

We are celebrating Pride Month and inclusivity on this #FavoriteBookFriday with books for children of all ages:

“Love Makes a Family” by Sophie Beer shows that no matter what your family looks like, what really makes a family is love! This board book has very simple text and bright illustrations that will engage even the youngest children.

Elementary-aged children are presented with a historical account of the 1969 police raid that played a pivotal role in the gay rights movement in “Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution” by Rob Sanders and Jamey Christoph Illustration.

For middle schoolers obsessed with graphic novels, “Drama” by Raina Telgemeier's Comics gives a very realistic picture of middle school trials and tribulations.

“You Should See Me in a Crown” by Leah Johnson is an uplifting and emotional YA novel that follows a high school girl who is forced to run for prom queen in order to pay for college when her financial aid falls through.

Timeline Photos
06/04/2021

Timeline Photos

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Loudoun Literacy Council! Starting in June we’ll be collecting new and gently used children’s books from our clients and friends. Lack of access to books at home is a major contributor to “Summer Loss” (or students’ academic loss over summer vacation). Help us help children in need this Summer and clean out that bookshelf!

06/03/2021

June 1 - 15 will benefit @loudounliteracy council. 20% of all sales will be donated to this amazing cause! 📚

Loudoun Literacy Council has been changing lives through reading and learning to promote personal growth and empowerment in Loudoun County since 1980. They believe that literacy remains essential to achieving community-wide aspirations of developing young learners, strengthening families, enabling parents to participate in the education of their children, and ensuring access to opportunities for economic advancement. Learn more at Loudounliteracy.org.
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06/03/2021

Loudoun Literacy Council is proud to be accepted into the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s 2021-22 Class as #OneoftheBest local nonprofits! Honored to be one of the nonprofit partners of The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington that are working each day to make a difference, close to home.

Read more: https://www.cfp-dc.org/cfpdc/2020-21class.php

Congratulations to the team at Loudoun County Magazine. After months of hard work, LCPS high school students, Loudoun Co...
06/02/2021

Congratulations to the team at Loudoun County Magazine. After months of hard work, LCPS high school students, Loudoun County Public library patrons, and Loudoun Literacy Council students will be seeing the fruits of their labor in print this summer.

Loudoun Literacy Council is pleased to partner with Loudoun County Magazine to amplify the voices of our students, empowering them through storytelling and shared experiences. The projects align with our goals of building identity, advancing agency, cultivating belonging, and fostering community through literacy.

We are so pleased to announce that we approved the proof of Loudoun County Magazine by Knepper Press in Pittsburg. Be on the lookout for the Summer 2021 Issue of Loudoun County Magazine this June at the Loudoun County Public Library system and online at https://lnkd.in/gQPCvhR

In the meantime, feel free to browse previous issues of LCMG!

#community #publishing #arts #literature #voices #culture #teens #journalism #authors #nonprofit

Loudoun Literacy Council is adding a new English class to its summer line-up. This free, online class is entitled "Basic...
06/02/2021

Loudoun Literacy Council is adding a new English class to its summer line-up. This free, online class is entitled "Basic Beginner English'' and is for adults 18 years and older who are not yet ready for the Beginner class. It will meet every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm, June 16 - August 11.

For questions or to register, email Jenny Cassidy at [email protected]

Loudoun Literacy Council is adding a new English class to its summer line-up. This free, online class is entitled "Basic Beginner English'' and is for adults 18 years and older who are not yet ready for the Beginner class. It will meet every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm, June 16 - August 11.

For questions or to register, email Jenny Cassidy at [email protected]

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199 Liberty Street SW, Third Floor
Leesburg, VA
20175

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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Since 1980, Loudoun Literacy Council has been providing low-income adults and children with the literacy proficiency, communications skills, and personal confidence to not only attain self-sufficiency but also thrive in Loudoun County. We recruit and train volunteers to teach adults, both native speakers and speakers of other languages, to read, write, speak, and understand English. We also provide early literacy enrichment for at-risk preschool children and children who reside in our local homeless shelters, while supporting their parents as their child's first teacher. Our classes and programs are available to all who reside or work in Loudoun County.

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Please join us this Sat/Sun at the Rust Library in Leesburg, VA. On Saturday - All children's books are $1. Soft backs $1 and hard backs $2. Speciality books a bit more. On Sunday - fill a bag with books for $10
Are there any book drives coming up?
Former Head Start students giving back to the community at Loudoun Literacy Council's Fall for Reading, 9/15/18. We love our volunteers!
Our students enjoyed an informative financial health workshop presented by Skill Source.
Hope you can join us for a celebration of words and literacy for all Americans!