PVCC Celebrates Adult Education and Family Literacy Week with Free Family Learning Classes

Charlottesville, Va. – September 18, 2023 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) announces a free family learning program for families with children in Charlottesville City elementary schools. The program is offered through the College’s Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) division.

In partnership with Charlottesville City Schools and the James Madison Regional Library, the free program combines weekly parent learning topics with English language instruction and monthly family activities.      

“We are excited to offer this new English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Learning program and highlight the importance of adult education in our community,” shared TJACE@PVCC ESL Specialist, Debra Tuler.  “According to the National Center for Families Learning, children involved in family learning programs show a reading gain of 22.5 percent and 49 percent of parents report getting a better job after completing a family learning program.”    

National Adult Education and Family Literacy week celebrates the success of some 1.5 million adult learners nationwide who are improving their English language, literacy, numeracy, digital and workforce readiness skills.  

For more information visit pvcc.edu/tjace or email tjace@pvcc.edu. View the family learning class schedule at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/617978482/.

Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) serves approximately 800 adult learners in the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. To speak with someone about TJACE@PVCC, contact Carol Coffey at ccoffey@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5461.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit pvcc.edu.


Susian Brooks                                                                                   
Director | Marketing and Media Relations                             
434.961.6574 | sbrooks@pvcc.edu