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"Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch." ― Ivern Ball

Welcome to the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center. We provide adult education and literacy resources, publications, and training for adult education practitioners in Virginia.

Our Mission: To equip the field of adult education and literacy with essential skills and resources by delivering innovative and effective training, publications, curriculum design, and program development.

Our Vision: That the field of adult education and literacy will have the best available tools and training to help adult learners build a better future.

Professional Development Calendar

This section of the website contains all of the Professional Development opportunities currently scheduled, inlcuding trainings and webinars.

Click here to access the Virginia Learning Center (Formerly Knowledge Center).

What's New?

Integrated Education and Training: Technical Assistance Kick-Off

Welcome to a presentation on Integrated Education and Training. We’re excited to deliver this kick-off video and hope you will join us for many technical assistance opportunities throughout the year.

Website Spotlight

Progress Summer Newsletter

The career pathways issue features an introduction to Virginia Adult Education Coordinator Heidi Silver-Pacuilla along with articles on starting and sustaining PluggedInVA programs, CBLOs' efforts to support career pathways for ESL and literacy learners, and more.


Stay up to date with important events and advances in the field of adult education. In this section you will find links to our Facebook, Twitter, Stories from the Field, and Youtube pages. You can also sign up here for our Adult Educators listserv.

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The VALRC, located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU School of Education), is funded primarily through the VA Department of Education.