We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Elise from United Way of Northern Shenandoah County and her guest, Andy Gail. Andy is the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area.

Andy explained how the pandemic has affected their ability to serve the community and told us about the various services and programs his organization offers that include:

The Adult Basic Education program is designed to help adults improve their reading, writing, and math skills, while achieving specific goals they want to accomplish as part of their learning experience.

Basic Computer Literacy trainings for adults seeking to secure employment and opportunities to advance in their career, communicate with a child’s school and teacher.

Tutoring for English Language Learners (ELL) provides English language skills to adults at varying levels of learning, from beginning to advanced.

In order for a person to become a naturalized U.S. citizen they must pass the naturalization test. LVWA provides citizenship and naturalization tutoring for legal permanent residents throughout the region.

To support the Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area mission and/or find more information about their programs, visit their website: https://lvwa.org/ and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LitVol

We also talked about the role United Way NSV grants play in the continued success for LVWA, plus Elise reminded us the Rubbermaid sale will happen on Saturday, January 30, 2020 from 8am – 12 in Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall.