The Advanced Learning division is committed to investing in Southern Virginia through programs that promote lifelong and service-based learning and connect people with resources. Initiatives that offer the opportunity to learn new skills and AmeriCorps and public health programs that strengthen the fabric of the community all contribute to a better Southern Virginia for all.

Meet Our

Vice President, Advanced Learning

Julie Brown, Ph.D.

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Office: 434.766.6711
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Meet The Team

STEM and Literacy Tutors 

STEM Educators with the Dan River Year AmeriCorps program focus on building and introducing curriculum and activities for students, helping prepare them for middle school to improve their literacy, math and/or STEM skills. These tutors provide direct and indirect service support to site(s) during summer camps, bridge programs and family STEM activities.

Dan River Year AmeriCorps

Public Health Education

AmeriCorps members with the REACH AmeriCorps program provide support to address regional physical and mental health challenges. Community health educators conduct public health workshops and provide individualized support, addressing the region’s most pressing physical and mental health challenges. 

REACH AmeriCorps

Community Health Workers

The Regional Engagement to Advance Community Health (REACH) partnership unites agencies to address systemic barriers that prevent at-risk populations from accessing physical and mental health services. The program’s Coordinated Care Teams, which include cross-agency Community Health Workers, Care Coordinators and Community Paramedics, have worked with hundreds of clients across Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, N.C. 

REACH Partnership

Lifelong Learning for All

A self-development program supported by IALR, the Wonder Community of Lifelong Learning is a community-based education platform that propels multi-generational learning and provides high-quality programming that ignites passions. People can join as members, supporters or presenters – with 60% of all proceeds benefiting nonprofits.


Computer Workshops

IALR provides Computer Training Workshops that allow participants to learn computer skills in a variety of platforms across a range of proficiency levels, including beginner, intermediate and advanced. One-on-one training and personalized group courses for businesses are also available.

Upcoming Computer Workshops