Last Chance to Register for RACE FOR A CAUSE!

October 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM | Posted in AmeriCorps, Announcements, Class, Development, ESOL, Family Learning, Teaching, Tutoring, Volunteers | Comments Off on Last Chance to Register for RACE FOR A CAUSE!
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Don’t miss your chance to sign up to support the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia for the Acumen Solutions™ Race for a Cause 8K and 1 Mile Fun Run, which takes place this Sunday, October 14, 2012, in Arlington.  

This a great event with a “super” post race event, which includes  yummy food from Anita’s, Chidogo’s, and Whole Foods, as well as fun kids activities AND awesome raffle prizes for “big” kids (must be present to win)! Come support our local Superheroes. We encourage you to sport your favorite “superhero” attire!  Don’t have a cape? Acumen Solutions will also be providing capes to all youth registrants!

We still need 40 registrants to be eligible for race proceeds.  YOU can help us reach our goal!  Join our walking literacy team? 

Not in town? Sponsor a friend or family member as a runner! Every donation – big or small – helps support our cause. Please call or email Suzie Eaton ( with any questions and go to to sign up!

Registration Costs

  • 8k: $35 through October 13
  • $40 Race Day
  • 1 Mile Fun Run: $20 Youth (no shirt; gift will be provided!);$35 Adult (8k technical T-shirt)

Registration Packet Pickup @ Potomac River Running Store, Arlington:

  • Friday October 12, 4-8 pm
  • Saturday October 13, 11 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday October 14 (Race Day), 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Course Map

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, Va 22042

Check out LCNV’s Summer 2012 Newsletter!

August 13, 2012 at 2:59 PM | Posted in AmeriCorps, Announcements, Class, Development, ESOL, Family Learning, Student Stories, Teaching, Tutoring, Volunteers | Comments Off on Check out LCNV’s Summer 2012 Newsletter!
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LCNV – Setting the Tone for the Future

LCNV had every intention of beginning our 50th Anniversary year on July 1st with a big splash.  Unfortunately, on July 1st, many people were still in the dark because of the storms.  The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia may not have had the big reunion party – yet – but we have started the year with much excitement and positive growth.  We hope to see you for our rescheduled Golden Reunion on Sunday, August 26, from 4 – 7 PM!

The LCNV Board of Directors transitioned in new officers at the July Board meeting, thanking Mary Ann Nocerino for her six years of excellent leadership and service…Read on.

It is always wonderful to receive phone calls or quarterly reports from tutors, announcing that their students have achieved learning goals.  It is especially celebratory when that goal is the special one of obtaining US citizenship.  The first half of 2012 has provided the Literacy Council with many such celebratory moments. We’re happy to report that over a dozen tutoring students passed the citizenship exam and/or were sworn in as citizens during this period.  Each naturalized student undoubtedly came away from the ceremony with his or her own memories of the most meaningful part…Read on to see how citizenship impacts students and their tutors.

DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Philip L. Graham Fund
LCNV’s website is its core communication platform with its students, volunteers, donors, and corporate and community partners. This past fall, the Literacy Council decided to redesign its six-year-old website, aiming to improve communications, and reach even more potential students and supporters… Read more

“This year I will double the amount that I give to the Literacy Council because of the Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credits!” pledged John Odenwelder, Vice President of LCNV’s Board of Directors and Chair of its Fund Development Committee. Learn how you can take advantage of this Virginia State Tax Credit. 

LCNV’s Golden Reunion – August 26, 2012
Reconnect with old friends, students, tutors, teachers, and supporters. Hear about the impact the Council has had on the lives of both instructors and learners. Learn how the Council has evolved to support the changing needs of the community. Find out more…

Race for a Cause – October 14, 2012 
LCNV is partnering with Acumen Solutions for their 4th Annual Race for a Cause™ 8K and 1Mile Fun Run race in Arlington, Virginia. LCNV is one of 10 charities benefiting from the race, and it’s up to the runner or walker to pick which charity their donation will benefit. Find out more… 

LCNV’s programs would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers. Please consider helping adults learn to read, write, speak, and understand English. If tutoring or teaching is not for you, we offer many diverse volunteer opportunities.  Learn about Volunteer Opportunities.

DOWNLOAD the PDF – Literacy Lines Summer 2012 Issue

DOWNLOAD the PDF – The Student Special

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, Va 22042
(703)237-0866 ext 112

Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause™: LCNV Awarded $8,125!

January 4, 2012 at 3:04 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause™: LCNV Awarded $8,125!
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Acumen Solutions 3rd Annual Race for a Cause™ 8K and 1Mile Fun Run took place this past October 16, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. The race benefited ten DC-area nonprofit organizations – the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia was one of these selected organizations!

Patti Donnelly, LCNV's Executive Director & David JouBran,Co-founder, President and CEO of Acumen Solutions

During registration, participants in the Race for a Cause™ registered for their organization of choice. This year, LCNV and the remaining nine non-profits met the minimum number of runners, which determined that each organization would receive a portion of the proceeds. LCNV came in seventh place with 220 supporters – an impressive feat considering this year was the first time LCNV was selected as a beneficiary of the race. In addition to the tremendous support the event garnered, the race was a great opportunity for LCNV volunteers, Board members, and staff to have fun while exercising and spreading the word about LCNV – the literacy services it provides and the lives it changes.

An awards ceremony, which took place this past November, honored the ten nonprofit organizations spotlighted in Acumen Solutions 3rd Annual Race for a Cause™. A gift of $8,125 was presented to LCNV at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons. Part of the award was generously donated by the SunTrust Foundation. Patti Donnelly, LCNV’s Executive Director, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The following LCNV Board Members attended the ceremony to show their support: Peggy Balsawer, Paul Byrne, John Odenwelder, Victor Pa, Anne and Jon Spear, and Saurabh Verma.  We are particularly grateful to Saurabh, who, as an employee of Acumen Solutions was instrumental in putting LCNV on the very short list of selected non-profits.

Board Members, John Odenwelder (left) & Saurabh Verma (right)

The Literacy Council would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who ran, registered, and rallied support for LCNV’s cause. It is only because of individuals like you that LCNV can provide ongoing services to adults who are eager to learn how to read and write.

To learn more about our next upcoming event, please visit: Reading: A Family Affair.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 237-0866 x 109

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