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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: TO ASSIST AREA ADULTS IN LITERACY

Target demographics: area adults

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 300 adult learners achieve their goals.

Geographic areas served: Harrisonburg, VA,

Programs: basic literacy, writing, English as a Second Language, GED preparation and US Citizenship preparation using trained volunteers.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 3

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Client Served

Rating: 4

It was an awsome citizenship program! I learned so much english and passed citizenship exam

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I make my living as a writer, so literacy is something that's very important to me! I am also interested in local volunteerism and becoming more involved with people in the community who I may not otherwise interact with often. Volunteering with Skyline Literacy was a great way to combine those interests, and I've been glad to have done so over the past year and a half. I've taught English classes and citizenship classes for Skyline. The citizenship classes were particularly rewarding - it was a privilege to help people in the class who were very motivated to become citizens and be able to more fully participate in the civic life of this community that's become their home.
Skyline Literacy is working hard to meet the large need in and around Harrisonburg for language, literacy and citizenship classes, and I'm proud to play a small part in that.

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/30/2013

Thanks for your supportive comments. We are proud of our volunteer tutors and others that contribute to the success of our learners.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Skyline Literacy because they have seen a need in the community and have filled it. They realize that many people need help in their English skills and need to know the answers for the citizenship test. They have gone above and beyond to make sure everyone can do exactly what they need to do in that regard. I have enjoyed volunteering with them so much. I love all of the great people I've met and I know that I've gained teaching skills and its opened my eyes to a completely new culture and has helped me become more involved in the Harrisonburg community.

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/30/2013

Thanks Amanda! Skyline is so happy to have you on board!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been teaching citizenship classes as a volunteer at Skyline Literacy for about 2 1/2 years. I have enjoyed every class that I have taught--the students are interested in learning and work together in class to encourage and support each other. It is so rewarding to hear when our students pass their citizenship test! The staff at Skyline and other tutors have also been great to work with.

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/30/2013

Thanks! It is so rewarding to have such great volunteer tutors who invest heart and soul into the work at Skyline!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved the citizenship program and they helped me become a citizen of the United States!!

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/30/2013

We are so happy that you chose us to help you achieve your goals. Congratulations on becoming a US citizen!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoyed learning English and i got help passing the citizenship exam

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/29/2013

We are glad to be able to help you reach your goals! Congratulations on becoming a US citizen :)

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was an Intern this past summer for Skyline and worked mostly in programs area. I was able to sit in on classes, help out with childcare, and meet learners who were just beginning their time with Skyline. During my time with them, I was able to understand the the many roles they play for the community they serve. Skyline plays a crucial role for an under-served population in Harrisonburg by offering customized learning environments for learners who may not fit into a traditional setting. Among the possible reasons students may not fit into a formal class setting are that learners may have a learning disability, not have reliable transportation, may need childcare, or have specific learning needs, among others.
One of the neatest aspects of this organization, I think, is that it relies on community members as volunteer tutors and instructors. It seemed to me that many students developed strong relationships with their tutors that at times even extended beyond the classroom. Harrisonburg is becoming an extremely diverse community, and the exchange of language and information seems to be a great platform for understanding among these different groups of people. I am very glad to have recently accepted a position at Skyline to help them fulfill their many goals.

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/29/2013

Thanks for your insightful comments, revealing the reasons area adults need our program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They taught me citizenship courses and made it very easy for me to pass the Exam.

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/29/2013

Thanks! We are glad you came to Skyline. Congratulations on becoming a US citizen!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

For the past 6 years I have volunteered my services to Skyline Literacy where I have taught English as a second language. Each year has been just as positive as the year before. The students are motivated to learn which presents a great atmosphere in the classroom. Our administrators strive to enhance the program wherein they have fundraisers and end of the year awards ceremonies. Also, of significance, I have a Marine son who just completed his B.A. at UVA who taught for a year at Skyline Literacy. He enjoyed it. Lastly, my daughter is assistant teaching this year at Skyline Literacy. She loves it. I believe in Skyline Literacy and the great benefits it bestows on our community.

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Terri Luginbyhl 10/29/2013

Thanks for your thoughtful review. It is always rewarding when a whole family invests in the program :) Thank you for your commitment. :)