Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven Presents the End-of-the-Year Annual Reading Celebration at Gateway Community College
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven (LV), serving 500 adults tutored by 150 volunteers, celebrated the end of a successful year at Gateway Community College on Wednesday, June 29, 5:30-8 pm. The event recognized the achievements of LV students and the hard work of our tutors with the public reading of essays from LV’s 2022 Hear Our Voices, LV’s annual student publication. Copies of the publication were distributed the night of the event.
These essays revealed the power of literacy and the impact it has had on the lives of our students. For the audience, this public reading was nothing short of inspirational.
Dr. Henry Brown, CEO of Gateway Community College, and a highly accomplished higher education administrator, was the keynote speaker. His remarks highlighted the importance of learning and literacy for students of all ages. Cruz Elena Monsalve Bedoya, a student from LV’s ESOL program at Gateway Community College, was the student key-note speaker.
Adding to the festivities was the attendance of LV staff and Board of Directors along with several Greater New Haven political leaders and representatives, donors, and grant and partner representatives. The evening ended with a reception, where light refreshments were served.
LV also held End of the Year Celebrations at the Spanish Community of Wallingford for their Meriden/Wallingford Program on June 7th as well as at the Derby Library on June 14th for their Valley Literacy Program.