Join our Oct-Nov 2014 Volunteer Tutor Training
“Teaching an adult student to read and write English is personally rewarding and satisfying. The students are motivated, focused and really appreciative of the effort I'm making to help them.”
Anna ~ LVA Tutor
- 5 Consecutive Wednesday Evenings
- Oct. 22, 29 and Nov.5, 12, & 19
- 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing, NJ (map)
Why? - LVA provides 15 hours of training to prepare you for sharing the gift of Literacy with another adult in the area. LVA with then match you with an adult who has met the educational qualifications. We have found that there are many reasons a person may not be able to read, write or understand English. They might have grown up in an area or home where education was not valued, or they may have left school at a young age to help their family by working. Or they might been educated in another country, in another language, and now they are trying to build a life in America. There are many reasons a person cannot read. Now you can be the reason they CAN. It is a transformative experience for the student and often for tutor as well. Won't you join us?
Fans of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” are invited to experience an evening that allows them to get “Up Close and Personal With Anthony Laciura.” The talented entertainer shot to fame as Eddie Kessler, Nucky Thompson’s Guy Friday. The event, sponsored by Tropicana Casino & Resort, will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 in Tropicana’s Grand Exhibition Center. Proceeds will benefit the Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic.
Prior to earning mainstream fame through his portrayal of Eddie Kessler, Laciura held over 50 additional acting roles and sang tenor with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in more than 860 stunning performances.
All guests of “Up Close and Personal with Anthony Laciura” will be treated to a distinctive two-hour show which includes an interactive Q&A session, musical performances and one-of-a-kind storytelling about Laciura’s expansive career, including his experiences on “Boardwalk Empire.” Complementary light fare and a cash bar will also be provided for the evening.
This amazing evening of entertainment benefits the Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic (LVA.) Tickets can be purchased through the Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic (call 609 383-3377) and at the Tropicana Box Office starting August 1, 2014. They are $125/person. Doors for the event open at 7:00 p.m. Laciura’s performance follows from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a question and answer until approximately 10 p.m.
Welcome to LVA's new Tutors
We recently celebrated the graduation of our 2014 Summer Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. Barbara Alston, Mahogany Alston, Carolyn Tann-Brown, Darrylyn Clark, Ramon Crawford, Deborah D'Anastasio, Diane DeBoise, Tatham Dilks, Diane Donio, Lois Dudley, Taylor Hall, Antoaneta Karabelova, Susie McCrea-Phillips, Niambe McNeal, Nicholas Moffa, Kathleen Steel, Lisa Tucker. Special thanks to our Tutor Trainers: Denise Casey, Diane Mozzo, Anne Osman, and Bob Weyhmuler for a great job! Tutors, new and established, will find important links and information on this page on our website.
LVA Office Gets a Face-lift
The LVA-CA office at 743 N. Main St., Pleasantville got a much needed exterior make-over. Shrubs were removed and new paint was applied everywhere. It looks great. If you haven't seen our office lately, you are in for a surprise. Stop by and take a look at our new "do".
One Tutor-One Student
The essential interaction: one tutor with one student. It is during these sessions that LVA-CA's Mission becomes reality. Over time, with mutual respect, earnest effort and compassion, the impossible becomes possible.
Training the Tutors
Preparing volunteer tutors to teach someone a skill we take for granted is our organization's greatest challenge. Through the dedication of our trainers and tutors our Mission bears fruit in the most remarkable ways.