About the VLF: Since 1985, the Virginia Literacy Foundation has encouraged program improvement of Virginia’s nonprofit literacy organizations through leadership, training and support. All of Virginia’s adult literacy programs, regardless of whether they receive VLF funding or not, are eligible to attend this yearly conference. These organizations range from those that serve 1,400 students to 8 students per year, and they are located in all the geographic regions of Virginia.
The VLF Conference (first known as the VLLC Conference) was first held in Richmond in 2009, and each year has been scheduled for the end of February or early March. This two-day event offers three strands of workshops for program administrators, staff, and volunteers: basic literacy, ESOL, and administration.
Workshop topics include student retention, LD, assessing adults with low literacy skills, workplace literacy skills, digital literacy, and teaching pronunciation to ESOL students. The conference committee consists of the conference chair, who is the Executive Director of an adult literacy organization. She works closely with the Literacy Specialist at the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, who represents the VLF’s interest. Other staff from literacy organization volunteer to help before and during the conference, which could not run smoothly or efficiently without their help.
For questions about the VLF Conference, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginger Hilleary, Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County,