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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.

The Latest from VALRC

April 2023 / SPOTLIGHT 2023


Read and download SPOTLIGHT 2023, the full second annual issue of Virginia's publication for writing by adult education learners. Read More

November 2023 / Immigration Stories, Love and Relationships, Pets, SPOTLIGHT 2023

This Will Never Be A Final Goodbye

by Rodrigo Lemus Matus Every time we say goodbye we inevitably feel an emptiness; an emptiness that we fill with a sort of illusion, an… Read More

November 2023 / Arts, Community, Education and Learning, Nature, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2023

Thank You, Whatever Comes

by Conrado Tostado When I was sixteen and I started meeting my poet friends every Friday afternoon at the newly opened Gandhi bookshop’s café, in… Read More

November 2023 / Community, Countries, Cultural Traditions, Ecuador, Informative Writing, Nonfiction, SPOTLIGHT 2023

A Paradise in the Middle of the World

by Maria Altamiram0 Did you know that Ecuador has this name because it is geographically located on the equatorial line of the Earth? Without a… Read More

Upcoming Events

Mon, December 4, 2023 | 7:30 PM–9:30 PM

Literacy Minnesota: Comprehension Strategies for Intermediate-Level Readers

Research shows that explicitly teaching a set of comprehension strategies is a great way to help intermediate-level readers maximize their understanding of texts. Come learn… Read More

Tue, December 5, 2023 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

LINCS: Internationally-Trained Professionals: Workforce Challenges & Innovative Solutions for Integration

If you work with highly skilled immigrants, you won’t want to miss this LINCS event. The presenter will provide an overview of the unique challenges… Read More

Tue, December 5, 2023 | 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Tue, December 5, 2023 | 3:00 PM–4:30 PM

LACES Demo Webinars

As part of the statewide transition from SSWS to LACES by LiteracyPro for our adult education data management system, Shannon Stangis will be providing webinars at the days and times below to preview some of the features and functionality of the new system. All are welcome to join the webinars which will be recorded and archived. We hope you can join!  Read More

Tue, December 5, 2023 | 3:30 PM–5:00 PM

ATLAS: Cultivating Mathematical Literacy for English Language Learners

Wait, I’m not a math teacher! I want to incorporate numeracy into my ESL classroom, but where do I even start?! How do I effectively… Read More

Wed, December 6, 2023 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

LINCS: The Never-Fail Writing Method

Are you looking for a way to teach writing that never fails? Join the LINCS Reading and Writing Community for this event to learn more… Read More