Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley recently received a Home Depot Foundation grant to support the adult literacy organization’s “Skill UP” initiative to “Rebuild Lives and Build Futures.”
On May 23, The Home Depot Foundation donated and installed new carpet for the LVNRV Learning Center in downtown Christiansburg. Volunteers from The Home Depot store in Christiansburg were on hand to move furniture and equipment.
“We are so very grateful for this generous grant and the incredible support from the volunteer employees of the local store,” said LVNRV Board Member Kristan Morrison. “This contribution increased the functionality, safety and professionalism of our learning center to better enable us to help adults increase their basic skills to achieve their work goals.”
The Skill UP project is a new initiative by LVNRV to give local adults the tools they need for success in the workplace. Volunteers work with NRV adults to address the skills gap by teaching basic academic and/or digital literacy skills so adults can achieve career goals and family self-sufficiency.
Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides free tutoring in reading, writing, math, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), basic computer skills, pre-GED and job readiness skills to help adults in the New River Valley achieve their literacy-related goals. Tutoring takes place at public locations throughout the New River Valley. For more information on LVNRV’s educational programs, please go to www.lvnrv.org or call 382-7262.