Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury

Thank you for your
support of the LVGW Annual Appeal.

Visit our "Donate" page to learn how you can help.

We believe that literacy is a human right.  Come learn how you can help increase the adult literacy rate in our communities. 
No prior teaching experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent and possess excellent oral and written English skills.  To register for one of these 1.5 hour orientation sessions, call Vanessa at 203-754-1164:
· Tuesday, September 6, 6 p.m., Silas Bronson Library Auditorium, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury
· Wednesday, September 7, 6 p.m., Wolcott Public Library, 469 Bound Line Road
· Friday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Middlebury Public Library, 30 Crest Road
· Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m., Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road
· Tuesday, September 13, 6 p.m., Ion Bank Foundation Community Room, 270 Church Street, Naugatuck

The fall tutor training sessions are sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation


"A Voice from the Congo" with Toto Kisaku
Wednesday, September 21, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Silas Bronson Library Auditorium, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury

LVGW student Toto Kisaku is a Congolese actor, playwright, director of K-Mu Theatre, and recipient of the 2010 Freedom to Create Prize for a production about the violent persecution of children accused of witchcraft. He will share the story of his life, his socially conscious theatre work, and the cost of freedom. 

Freedom Vote 2016 is a project of LVGW as a participant in VERA (Voter Education, Registration, and Action), a non-partisan effort to educate adult learners and their tutors. Space is limited - please register today: 203-754-1164. 

The Gathering:  Saturday, September 24th
A multi-cultural celebration of Music, Food & Dance in Library Park, Waterbury
We are looking for tutors and students to march with us in the Parade.  Come represent LVGW and the U.S.A.!  Call 203-754-1164 for more information.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Holy Cross High School, Waterbury
$100 for a team of four players includes Registration, Light Supper & Dessert
Master of Ceremonies:  J. Paul Vance, Jr.
Click Here to Register

Event Sponsors:
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A Call for Tutors
Discover how you can help local adults learn how to read, write, speak, and understand English.  Trainings are held in Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Call Vanessa or Tina at 203-754-1164

About Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Literacy Volunteers was founded by Ruth Colvin in Syracuse, New York in 1962. It quickly grew into a national organization with affiliates throughout the U.S. In 2002, Literacy Volunteers of America merged with Laubach Literacy to form ProLiteracy Worldwide, the largest adult literacy organization in the world.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) began in 1974. As an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, we are proud to be a member of a national and international network of community-based education programs. LVGW is located in the lower level of the Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury.

LVGW strives to meet the literacy needs of adults in the Greater Waterbury area residing in the following 14 towns: Waterbury, Wolcott, Plymouth, Thomaston, Prospect, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Oxford, Cheshire, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Southbury, Woodbury, and Watertown/Oakville.

LVGW offers free programs for adults:

  • Basic Literacy (BL) for adults who speak English but read and write at very low levels
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for immigrants and refugees who need English instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English
  • Family Literacy designed for parents of children in pre-school and elementary school.

LVGW is especially dedicated to building workforce and job readiness skills to build self-confidence and self-sufficiency.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Silas Bronson Library ~ 267 Grand Street ~ Waterbury, CT 06702
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Agency

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