Improving Lives through Literacy
Basic Literacy Program
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven designs a free blueprint for learning to help each adult student acquire literacy skills that meet everyday challenges — and achieve longterm dreams. Reading and writing, so basic to survival and success, can build a foundation for so much more in life.
Basic Literacy & ESOL
To meet today’s challenges, LVAGNH re-imagined how tutoring in reading, writing and speaking English can continue online without pause. A range of technology options makes safe, remote lessons possible for every student. NOW.
Tutors & Volunteers
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven’s tutors come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but they share a common goal: transforming their students’ lives through the power of literacy.
Literacy is Life!
Challenges arise in every life, but opportunities also abound.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven (LV) helps adults overcome obstacles and achieve their goals with the transformative power of reading, writing and speaking English. Our dedicated staff and volunteer tutors offer free classes in these critical skills throughout the New Haven region, Meriden, Wallingford and the Naugatuck Valley.
Support a FUTURE where everyone's VOICE is heard
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven has a decades-long legacy of supporting adults who want to improve their lives by learning literacy skills.
LV’s work is more critical now than ever in the midst of a public health emergency triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, in-person tutoring was suspended in March, but learning remotely has continued without pause. To ensure online classes become more widely available, LV’s priority is to provide a laptop to any student who needs one.
A gift is an investment with life-changing returns — and is deeply appreciated.
The power of literacy enables all of us to thrive!
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven stands with the Black Lives Matter movement to redress long overdue issues of social injustice and racial inequality and to promote a society that is fair and open to all.
Our mission to transform lives through the power of literacy is fundamentally based on removing barriers to education for any adult who seeks help. That goal, we believe, requires continued advocacy against systemic racism and economic privilege which, for too long, have denied the rights - and dreams - of people of color.
Fortunately,” she says, “I heard about the ESL classes and they became my biggest helper. There I found people from different countries who had the same problems as I did.
“That’s when I started to believe in love,” he says. “Now my life is bigger than that. So in my eyes, everybody believes you can do it. Just believe!”
Anyone who believes it’s possible to be too old to learn – or volunteer to teach English - need only look at Justina and Bob to know that that is not so.