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Our VISION is a community where adults are empowered by literacy skills to be self-sufficient and to participate in the workforce, education and civic affairs.

Our MISSION is to provide needs-based instruction for adults in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County in literacy, English, and citizenship, using trained volunteers.

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Tutor/Student Spotlight
Growth and learning for all involved

On November 5, 2017, Hewa took his oath as a US citizen. It was a proud moment which was not without hardships or sacrifices. He’d arrived in Harrisonburg nearly eight years prior, joining 18 family members--and like himself, many of them were unable to communicate in English. His dedication to create a better life for his family resulted in changing more than their lives--his tutor, John, will forever be positively affected by the experience.

“John said, ‘I'll teach you,’” Hewa said with a beaming smile. “He helped me for two hours every Monday and Thursday.” John and Hewa met regularly for a year. It was a learning process for both of them. John learned to trust his instincts and not second-guess himself; Hewa learned about reading and writing.

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3rd Annual Golfing for Literacy

Friday, June 1, 2018
Lakeview Golf Club, Harrisonburg, VA
Registration and lunch begin: 12 noon / Play begins at 1 pm

This summer Lakeview Golf Course will host Skyline Literacy's 3rd annual Golfing for Literacy tournament! Join us for a day of fun, while also helping to change lives throughout our community! 

$80 per individual player
$320 per team of four

***All proceeds benefit Skyline Literacy***


Completed registration forms and payment for tournament fees can be returned to the Skyline Literacy office at 160 N. Mason Street (Valley Workforce Center) or mailed to the following address:

Elizabeth Girvan      
Skyline Literacy                       
P.O. Box 1354         
Harrisonburg, VA 22803

Please make checks payable to Skyline Literacy.

 Pictured above: front page article - Daily News-Record

Pictured above: front page article - Daily News-Record

Open House Celebration!

Skyline Literacy celebrated its 30 Year Anniversary Open House Celebration on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Thanks to all those who attended.

We'd like to thank the following local businesses for their kind food/drink donations:

Greenberry's Coffee, Costco, Mr. J's Bagels, Boboko and Red Front Grocery. We'd also like The Daily News-Record, WHSV and The Breeze for covering the event.

Literacy is a fundamental life skill, one that serves as a portal to knowledge and a lifetime of opportunity.
— ― Story Shares
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Volunteer for Skyline Literacy

Are you interested in becoming a literacy tutor or office volunteer? Learn more by attending our next monthly Tutor Orientation session!
Sign up for an upcoming orientation

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Welcoming Angela

Angela M. Carter was recently hired as Skyline Literacy's full-time Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. She's passionate about community involvement and engagement. As a poet, author, spoken word performer, public speaker, events organizer, and artist, she's heavily involved in the arts and passionate about literacy. 

Angela is excited about working with local organizations, businesses, and individuals--and spreading the word about the impact, and need, of Skyline Literacy's programs. You can reach Angela at

Learn more about Skyline Literacy's staff and board members

Skyline Literacy
160 S. Mason St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 433-0505