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Educational Opportunities

Founded in 1975, LCAC is an independent 501(c)3, nonprofit organization serving the residents of Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs and the opportunity to empower themselves through LCAC’s self-sufficiency programs.

Case Management

LCAC works one-on-one with clients that require individual counseling and assistance. Staff works to empower people with basic life skills by addressing such topics as budget management, locating housing, how to retain housing, accessing transportation, problem solving, resolving medical issues, and finding and keeping employment.

For more information, please contact Ryan at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.

ESL Classes

LCAC partners with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) to offer English classes to adult residents of southeast Fairfax County. The course content focuses on helping students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The classes also provide information about American culture and life skills important to the workplace, community, and family.

The course is offered three times a year with sessions ranging from 6 – 14 weeks with classes two times/week.

For additional information, please contact Camille at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 171.

Nutrition Classes

As part of our Healthy Families Program, LCAC offers a Basic Nutrition course to teach clients how to prepare healthy meals for their families while adhering to a budget. The six-week course is offered in the fall and spring. Graduates of the Basic Nutrition class are then eligible to take additional one-time classes to enhance and strengthen their skills and interests, such as container gardening, Name that Vegetable and courses which address health and wellness.

To learn more, contact Erin Morris at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 120.

Pro Bono Legal Services

LCAC partners with the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, a program of the Fairfax Law Foundation, to provide pro bono legal services to clients. An attorney or paralegal is available once a month to meet with clients at LCAC’s office. Clients are able to get assistance on a wide range of civil matters, including employment, immigration and housing; family matters such as child custody and support, divorce, public benefits and consumer matters.

For more information, contact Ryan at 703-339-5161, ext. 110 or

Basic Budgeting Class

LCAC offers a one session class, Money Matters, four times each year to interested households who would benefit from learning basic budgeting. This class and the more extensive financial mentoring program are designed to equip clients to better manage their resources. Successful clients will complete budgets and begin to develop goals based on this course.

For more information, please contact Ryan at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.

Computer Classes

Resume Writing Sessions

Resume needs updating? Don’t know where to start? If this is you, please contact Camille Sanchez by calling 703-339-5161 Ext. 171 to schedule your one on one session.

VITA Tax Program

LCAC offers the VITA (volunteers prepare) Tax Program to help with filing federal returns for free. Clients do not need to register in advance.

Beginning on February 4, the program is held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (we are closed on February 18). We are also open on two Saturdays from 10:00am until Noon on February 23 and March 23. Our last day of operation is April 15.

This program is offered at our Education Center, 9504 Richmond Highway in the Williamsburg Square Shopping Center. Please note: The deadline for filing 2018 federal taxes is April 15, 2019.

Download the flyer here.

For information, please contact Linda Patterson at or 703-339-5161, Ext 140.

Please bring the following items with you:

  • Photo ID for you and your spouse if filing jointly.
  • Everyone must bring a Social Security card or ITIN letter for all family members, including returning clients.
  • All income statements: W-2, W-P, W-2G & 1099, etc.  All income statements for each working dependent: W-2, etc.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents: dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.