<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"> <head> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <title>Office of Public Private Partnerships - Partnership Profiles</title> <link rel=Stylesheet type="text/css" media=all href="../includes/styles.css"> <style> <!-- a:link, span.MsoHyperlink { color:#FF6600; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single; } a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { color:#FF6600; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single; } p { font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman", "serif"; color:black; } p.MsoAcetate, li.MsoAcetate, div.MsoAcetate { font-size:8.0pt; font-family:"Tahoma", "sans-serif"; color:black; } span.BalloonTextChar { font-family:"Tahoma", "sans-serif"; color:black; } p.msonormal1, li.msonormal1, div.msonormal1 { font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman", "serif"; color:black; } p.msonormal2, li.msonormal2, div.msonormal2 { font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman", "serif"; color:black } .MsoChpDefault { font-size:10.0pt; } div.text { font-size:small; font-family:"Verdana", "sans-serif"; color:#666666; } li.text { font-size:small; font-family:"Verdana", "sans-serif"; color:#666666; } p.text { font-size:small; font-family:"Verdana", "sans-serif"; color:#666666; } div.text1 {font-size:small; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#666666;} li.text1 {font-size:small; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#666666;} p.text1 {font-size:small; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; color:#666666;} --> </style> </head> <body bgcolor=white lang=EN-US link="#FF6600" vlink="#FF6600" alink="#FF6600"> <div class=WordSection1> <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=775> <tr> <td colspan=2><p><img width=776 height=94 id="_x0000_i1030" src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/ppheader2.gif" alt="OP3portunities Newsletter"></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width=775 bgcolor="#002653"><p><span style='font-size:18.0pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:white'>Literacy Council of Northern Virginia</span></p></td> <td width="1"></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=top bgcolor="#F7F3E8"><table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=775> <tr> <td width=735 bgcolor="#66FF00"></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://www.lcnv.org/"><img src="http://www.lcnv.org/sites/all/themes/lcnv_mobile/logo.png" alt="Literacy Council" width="250" hspace="12" vspace="12" align="left"></a><p class="text">The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) teaches English to adults struggling to get by with little to no English-language skills. Through its Destination Workforce program, LCNV works with business partners to provide intensive on-the-job English classes, encouraging employees to participate more fully and confidently in the workplace. LCNV's most recent Destination Workforce class, created in partnership with <a href="http://www.bfsaulhotels.com/" target="_new">Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner-Mclean,</a> was made possible through a relationship established by <a href="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/" target="_new">Fairfax County's Office of Public Private Partnership</a>, <a href="https://www.tysonspartnership.org/" target="_new">Tysons Partnership</a>, and <a href="http://www.bfsaulhotels.com/" target="_new">B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group</a>. Each Destination Workforce course is developed with businesses, which contribute workplace-related content and course goals. Destination Workforce ensures that employees have the English they need to perform better and advance in their jobs while improving business productivity and customer service. </span></span> <p class="text">For Crowne Plaza's Destination Workforce course, LCNV developed a curriculum around the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group's "Our Big 3", a promise to deliver remarkable guest service in the paradigm of the hospitality industry. This focus shaped lessons in which employees learned to communicate with exceptional customer service using housekeeping and banquet-specific terminology. Employees in the course worked hard during each class to continue their commitment to this promise through the power of English language. For their part, Crowne Plaza shined in its commitment to employee development by providing on-site classroom space, paying employees for their time in class, and even serving lunch to all participating team members and LCNV instructors! </p> <p class="text">At the conclusion of the class, 13 employees were recognized for their hard work and advancements in their English literacy. Crowne Plaza supervisors also celebrated the increased confidence of their team, leading to improved customer service. LCNV applauds the team's accomplishments and looks forward to continuing our collaboration with these dedicated partners. </p> </tr> </table></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2><table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=3 width=775> <tr> <td width=249 valign=top><p><span style='font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#002653'>Forceful Facts</span></p></td> <td width=253 valign=top background="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/bottom_background.gif"><p><span style='font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#002653'>Partner Organizations</span></p></td> <td width=255 valign=top background="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/bottom_background.gif"><p><span style='font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#002653'>Give and Get Involved</span></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=top background="www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/bottom_background.gif"><ul> <li class="text"> <p class="text">50% of LCNV&rsquo;s population lives below the poverty level ($24,250 for a family of four).</p> </li> <li class="text"> <p class="text">In 2016 classes, 81% of students achieved 2 or more life skills or job-readiness goals.</p> </li> <li class="text"> <p class="text">46% of Fairfax County Public School children live in homes where English is not the primary language.</p> </li> <li class="text"> <p class="text">7% of all households in Fairfax County are linguistically isolated.</p> </li> <li class="text"> <p class="text">Each year, LCNV serves roughly 1,500 adult learners representing 90 different countries and 60 different languages.</p> </li> </ul> <p><br> </p> <ul><br> </ul> <td valign=top background="www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/bottom_background.gif"><p class="text">Through a relationship established by <a href="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/">Tysons Partnershi</a>p and <a href="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/">Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3</a>), LCNV developed and delivered a Destination Workforce&reg; course with <a href="http://www.bfsaulhotels.com/">B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group&rsquo;s</a> <a href="http://www.bfsaulhotels.com/">Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner-Mclean. </a></p> <p class="text">Initial investors and business partners&nbsp; with Destination Workforce&reg; include <a href="https://www.accenture.com/us-en/new-applied-now">Accenture,</a> <a href="https://www.bankofamerica.com/">Bank of America</a>, <a href="https://www.capitalone.com/">Capital One.</a></p><p class="text">&nbsp;</p></td> <td valign=top background="www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/bottom_background.gif"><table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="center"> <tr> <p class="text"><td width="244" align="left" valign="top"><p class="text">LCNV looks for business partners that provide essential complementary services to their customers. If you are interested in bringing Destination Workforce&reg; to your workplace, contact Ruba Marshood Afzal, Associate Director of Community Engagement at <a href="file:///C:/Users/cgriffiths/Desktop/rafzal@lcnv.org">rafzal@lcnv.org</a>.<br> <br> Make a secure online donation today by visiting <a href="file:///C:/Users/cgriffiths/Desktop/lcnv.org">lcnv.org</a>, or call 703-237-0866. Your tax-deductible gift will be put to work immediately to help our students reach their goals and lead more productive lives.<br> <br> Volunteer! Contact <a href="mailto:volunteers@lcnv.org">volunteers@lcnv.org</a>, or visit <a href="file:///C:/Users/cgriffiths/Desktop/lcnv.org">lcnv.org</a> for information about upcoming volunteer trainings and opportunities. </p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text"><span class="text"> &nbsp; </span> </p> <p><br> </p> <p><strong><br> </strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text"></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p><img border=0 width=227 height=6 id="_x0000_i1028" src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/spacer.gif" alt=Partnerships></p></td> <td><p><img border=0 width=227 height=6 id="_x0000_i1027" src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/spacer.gif" alt=Partnerships></p></td> <td><p><img border=0 width=206 height=6 id="_x0000_i1026" src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/spacer.gif" alt=Partnerships></p></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan=2><p><span style=' position:absolute;z-index:251661312; width:691px;height:105px'> <map name=MicrosoftOfficeMap0> <area shape=Rect coords="0, 8, 189, 105" href="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/"> <area shape=Circle coords="647, 44, 44" href="http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/" target="_blank"> </map> <img border=0 width=691 height=105 src="profile_3-14_files/image003.png" usemap="#MicrosoftOfficeMap0" v:shapes="Group_x0020_6 Oval_x0020_7 Rectangle_x0020_8"></span><img border=0 width=700 height=120 id="_x0000_i1025" src="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org/enews/images/footer.gif" alt="Office of Public Private Partnerships"></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#666666'>Visit our website at <a href="http://www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org" target="_blank" title="Partnerships website">www.fairfaxcountypartnerships.org</a></span><br> <span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#666666'>Please email <a href="mailto:Partnerships@fairfaxcounty.gov" title="Email partnerships@fairfaxcounty.gov to sign up for our newsletter.">Partnerships@fairfaxcounty.gov</a> to sign up or be removed from our newsletter.</span> </p></td> </tr> </table> </div> </body> </html>