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  • GENERAL TO DO: -Update stats in presentation AW 9/11
  • Ask Katie about the Twitter page name? – AW 8/11
  • Talk about LCNV funding
  • Describe Patti/Board role as executive and then preface the staff volunteer teachers and aides predominantly work with Classroom Program Staff including the Director of Classroom Programs Erin Finn, ESL Specialist Amy Moy, and Family Learning Specialist Carisa Coburn Pineda. Other staff you may work with include AmeriCorps Melissa Martin, Asmait Tewelde, Adrienne Ward, Melanie Depaulis, Kristen Bergh as well as Program Assistant Katie Beckman. Program Staff provide administrative and logistical support to volunteers and site partners
  • Family Learning Program The Family Learning Program provides ESOL instruction for parents in a supportive classroom environment, while their children participate in literacy-related activities and receive homework help in a separate classroom. At least twice a month, the children join the adult classroom for PACT (Parent and Child Together Time) activities. The Family Learning Program also encourages family literacy and parental involvement in education through workshops, book give-a-ways, and fieldtrips. Adults who live with children or work as caregivers are also eligible for the classes. Class sites are located throughout Northern Virginia. ESOL Learning Centers ESOL Learning Centers are located in various locations throughout the Northern Virginia area. These centers offer beginning level ESOL classes three times each year (fall, winter, and summer). The course content focuses on helping students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The classes also provide information about American culture and life skills important to the workplace, community, and family. Many of our learning centers have computers with educational software, so that students can learn about technology and practice the English skills covered in class. The ESOL Tutoring Program works with adults who need help with speaking and understanding English, as well as reading and writing. Most of the students in this program are just beginning to learn English. Instead of meeting in a class, each teacher meets with only one student. The student and teacher meet together once or twice a week for about an hour and a half each time. They meet in a library, community center, or other public place that is convenient to both of them. There is a one time registration fee, and we ask students to pay for their own books. The Basic Literacy Program works with adults who can speak and understand English, but need help with reading and writing. Each teacher meets with only one student. The student and teacher meet together once or twice a week for about an hour and a half each time. They meet in a library, community center, or other public place that is convenient to both of them. There is a one-time registration fee, and we ask students to pay for their own books.
  • They are the LCNV liaison with volunteers and site partners. Lead Teachers teach at each class site often with the support of volunteer aides, volunteer teachers, (and children’s teachers for Family Learning Classrooms). The lead teachers will be the first point of contact if you have questions about lessons, LCNV policies, or site logistics.
  • The majority of our students are low-income, working-adults so the classes are designed to accommodate their schedule with a variety of locations, times, and supplemental programs for more practice. Describe how we advertise.
  • Just because everyone speaks Spanish doesn’t mean that culturally they are the same. Update stats with new data – AW 8/11
  • Make up of class depends on the nature/location of the actual class. In the past we had one class in Fairfax that was 100% Somali women. RARE Update stats with new data. – AW 8/11
  • No typical student but majority are Hispanic and ages 25-44 Update with current data. – AW 8/11

Classroom Programs Intro Classroom Programs Intro Presentation Transcript

  • Classroom Programs Information Where do you fit and who is your student?
  • I. Welcome & Introductions!
    • The LCNV Mission
    • The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is a non-profit educational organization that recruits and trains volunteers to teach adults who need help reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.
    • Since 1962, the Literacy Council has trained thousands of volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring to adults throughout Northern Virginia.
      • Website:
      • We are also on Facebook AND Twitter! Look for the “Literacy Council of Northern Virginia”.
  • Non-profit 101
    • A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO , also not-for-profit ) is a legally constituted organization whose objective is to support or engage in activities of public or private interest without any external commercial or monetary profit.
    • Nonprofit organizations are a crucial part of our society, providing help to the needy, education for a lifetime, funds for good causes, and social services.
  • LCNV Organizational Structure
  • The LCNV Programs
    • Classroom Programs (group instruction)
    • -Family Learning Programs
    • -ESOL Learning Centers
    • Tutoring Programs (one on one)
    • -ESOL Tutoring
    • -Basic Adult Literacy
  • Classroom Structure
    • Lead Teachers and AmeriCorps are the paid staff at each classroom site.
    • They act as a “principal” of a small school.
    • They are your point person.
  • Student Demographics
    • The Classroom Programs serve over 400 students each session with the support of about 40-80 volunteer teachers and aides.
  • Student Demographics
    • Top Ten Countries
    • El Salvador (29.6%)
    • Peru (12.5%)
    • Bolivia (11.6%)
    • Vietnam (9.0%)
    • Honduras (8.4%)
    • Mexico (7.1%)
    • Guatemala (6.1%)
    • Pakistan (5.5%)
    • Ethiopia (4.8%)
    • Afghanistan & China (2.6%)
    • Other countries represented: Morocco, Korea, Afghanistan, China, Chile, India, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Jordan, Thailand, Colombia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Iran, Sudan, Puerto Rico, Eritrea, Turkey, Cuba, Egypt, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Albania, Algeria, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Laos, Burma/Myanmar, Togo, Taiwan, Marshall Islands, Sierra Leone, Mongolia, Iraq, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Ghana, Russia, Guinea, Costa Rica
  • Student Demographics
    • Top Ten Languages
    • Spanish (70%)
    • Vietnamese (7.3%)
    • Arabic (5.6%)
    • Urdu (5.1%)
    • Amharic (3.1%)
    • Chinese (2.2)
    • 7. Farsi (2%)
    • 8. Somali (1.7%)
    • Thai (1.4%)
    • Korean (1.4%)
    • Other languages represented:
    • Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Russian, Cantonese, Indonesian, Romanian, Mam, Tigrinya, Turkish, Burmese, Creole, Bangla, Hindi, Lao, Albanian, Mongolian, Nepali, Persian, Taiwanese, Twi, Marshallese
  • Student Gender and Age Stats 0.0% 75.9% 24.1% 0.0% 0.0% 15.5% 71.6% 12.1% 0.9% 100.0% % 0 88 28 0 0 18 83 14 1 126 # Total FLP 0.0% 55.2% 36.9% 0.0% 9.2% 23.2% 51.5% 15.7% 0.3% 100.0% % 0 185 108 0 27 68 151 46 1 293 # Total ESLC Unkn. Fem. Male Unkn. 60+ 45-59 25-44 19-24 16 -18 Total Age Gender
  • Program Contact Info
    • Program Area Contacts:
    • ESOL Learning Centers Specialist
      • Amy Moy x110
      • [email_address]
    • Family Learning Program Specialist
      • Carisa Pineda x108
      • [email_address]
      • Find out more at the Teacher Training Wednesday, April 28 th , 6-9pm!