7 Whittlesey Avenue
P.O. Box 366
New Milford, CT 06776
Monday & Tuesday: 9:30-5:00
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:30-2:30
Evenings & Weekends
Literacy Volunteers on the Green’s vision is to help individuals maintain and improve their quality of life through mastery of the English language. We do this by promoting English literacy among individuals in Litchfield and Fairfield counties of Connecticut and surrounding areas in order to help them become independent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of English through classes as well as natural, authentic, real-life activities and experiences.
Founded in 2005, the organization now has 90 trained volunteer tutors and 150 students and is governed by a 13 member board of directors. It is a ProLiteracy America affiliate and a United Way Partner Agency.
All instruction and materials are provided free of charge. Classes are scheduled at mutually convenient times for learners and volunteer tutors in locations ranging from Danbury in the south to Salisbury-Lakeville in the north. Our programs include:
THANK YOU! Many thanks to all of you who contributed to the May 5th & 6th GiveLocal campaign - you helped us go beyond our goal!
We Exceeded Our Goal!
Donations totaled $3,410. and the Connecticut Community Foundations enhancement will add to that.
Many thanks to all of you who contributed to the May 5th & 6th GiveLocal campaign - you helped us go beyond our goal!
GiveLocal, sponsored locally by the Connecticut Community Foundatiion, encourages donors to support the non-profit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in their communities. Literacy Volunteers received $5,765. during the Fall 2013 campaign, $888.96 in May 2014 and more than $3400. in May 2015. In addition to providing materials and programming for instruction in English, these funds enabled us to launch a new initiative: intensive classes for English as a second language learners. These classes provided 12 hours of instruction weekly over a ten week period so that students could progress more quickly in their acquisition of English. Pictured are the graduates of our first intensive class.
Additional information is at Give Local GW & LH
The next Family Read session for parents of young children begins on March 17th. Presented in conjunction with the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Nurturing Families Network of the Visiting Nurse Association of New Milford, Family Read uses quality children's literature to teach parents how to read to their children.
Would You Like to Be an LVG Tutor?
Would you like to give someone the gift of literacy? Become a Literacy Volunteers on the Green tutor. A training workshop will be held on March 26th from 9:00-3:00 at our office in New Milford. Contact us at info@LVG-CT.org or at 860-355-0830 for more information. Registration deadline is March 20th.
Literacy Volunteers on the Green depends upon corporate and private donations and volunteers to provide free instruction and materials to its students. Literacy Volunteers on the Green, Inc. is a non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), EIN number 26-2018636. Your donation may be tax deductible, to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for your support.