October 17, 2021 LVGNH

Literacy is a Matter of Survival

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.

While the impact of the devastating pandemic changed us unimaginably, what has not changed is the fundamental importance of reading and writing, the ability to clearly communicate and comprehend the English language. It was not easy year for LV but nevertheless our adult students:

  • Acquired new jobs
  • Passed their driving tests
  • Improved their digital literacy, and
  • Some even became U.S. Citizens!

A program with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and over 70 different countries, we are so proud that we had 13 out of 15 in our Citizenship Class become US Citizens!

What seemed so dismaying back in the spring of 2020 – remote learning – turned out to be a solvable problem with the energy and perseverance of our basic literacy and English language learners and tutors.

LV provided a safe and welcoming forum in which adults could practice their reading as well as English language learning!

Vital support from donors like yourself and the wider community will only bring LV closer to our goal where we “envision a future in which the power of literacy enables all adults to thrive in their communities”.

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