The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center equips the field of adult education with essential skills and resources through an equity mindset.


We collect and disseminate resources for targeted and just-in-time learning in order to help build knowledge and improve practice.



We connect people to programs and networks that build and strengthen adult education’s role as a workforce partner.



We grow professional skills and capacity to improve programs and impact the lives of adult learners—webinars and virtual events, facilitated online courses, self-paced online courses, face-to-face training, and more.

Latest News

December 2022 / HSE, Instruction, Outreach & Engagement, Program Management, Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field: Derrick Mitchell

Meet Derrick Mitchell! With his high school diploma in hand and the support of his Staunton Augusta Adult Learning Center (ALC) educators, he is… Read More

November 2022 / ELA, ESOL, GED®, HSE, Instruction, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT, VALRC

SPOTLIGHT – Call for Submissions

Step Into the SPOTLIGHT!  What is SPOTLIGHT? SPOTLIGHT is an exciting, statewide annual online publication that seeks… Read More

November 2022 / Accessibility, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, Instruction, Program Management, VALRC

Announcing VALRC’s Inclusive Virginia Website Launch!

VALRC is excited to share its newest resource for supporting adult education in Virginia! Our Inclusive Virginia website provides adult education program… Read More

November 2022 / Accessibility, Career Pathways, Equity-Minded Practice, VALRC, Voices from the Field, Workforce Preparation, Workforce Skills

New Voices from the Field podcast! Learner Spotlight: Lygia Yates

VALRC is back with a new podcast, “Learner Spotlight: Lygia Yates” which is now available on our website. In this podcast episode, VALRC… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Fri, December 9, 2022 | 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

EdTech Center: EdTech Strategy Session

This session will showcase the makers and resources from two recent EdTech Maker Space projects. Join us to hear more about the processes and tools… Read More

Fri, December 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Literacy Minnesota: Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

Learning new languages and skills as an adult is a challenge for most people, and that challenge grows when trauma and stress are present. Trauma… Read More

Wed, December 14, 2022 | 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

LINCS: Coffee Talk: Using Labor Market Information (LMI) in the Math Classroom

Join LINCS to revisit their September discussion on ideas and resources to help adult educators use labor market information in the math classroom with Brooke… Read More

Wed, December 14, 2022 | 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

LINCS: Building a Comprehensive IELCE Program

Discover how to build an effective IELCE program with guest expert Amelia Boggess. Share your promising practices, discover strategies to enhance your program, and learn… Read More

Thu, December 15, 2022 | 3:30 PM–4:30 PM

LINCS: Embedding Questions in Videos using Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle is an online tool that allows teachers to insert questions in videos and track student responses. Guest expert Nell Eckersley will share the many… Read More

Fri, December 16, 2022 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

LINCS: Celebrate Me Home – A Season of Learning Inside and Outside of Our Prisons and Jails

As this holiday season approaches let’s explore educational gifts we can share with our students, colleagues, administrators and others that have been touched by our… Read More