A Proliteracy America Affiliate


The LVG Board of Directors Invites You To
A Celebration of Literacy, Our Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, June 3, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm, Mine Hill Distillery, Roxbury, CT

Our Mission

Literacy Volunteers on the Green provides free English literacy instruction to adults in Litchfield and northern Fairfield Counties so they can participate fully in the communities we share. Our vision is for every adult to fulfill his or her life goals through English literacy.

We do this by promoting English literacy among individuals to help them become independent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of English through classes as well as natural, authentic, real-life activities and experiences.

Rita Ann Woulfe Guariglia, Co-founder of Literacy Volunteers on the Green, Inc.

Rita Ann Woulfe Guariglia, Co-founder of Literacy Volunteers on the Green, Inc.

Rita Ann Woulfe Guariglia

Rita passed away on April 19, 2023, in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by her loving family. Rita was a lifelong educator and mentor and a devout parishioner of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Brookfield, CT. The LVG community is deeply saddened by her loss; Rita remained an active tutor until 2022 and leaves behind students, tutors, and LVG staff and board members, each cherishing wonderful memories of an outstanding educator, prominent adult literacy activist, and dear friend.
Read more about Rita >

Events for 2023

The Station House at Mine Hill Distillery, Roxbury, CT, the venue for our event
The Station House, the Mine Hill Distillery's primary event space, has an iconic exterior with modern interior conveniences. It has a full bar, sound system, two large bathrooms and is ADA compliant.

LVG’s Board of Directors invites you to our Annual Fundraiser, a Celebration of Literacy, at the beautifully restored Mine Hill Distillery in Roxbury, CT – the perfect indoor/outdoor setting for an early evening gathering! Join us for a silent and live auction, lite fare, selected wines and craft beer, and the opportunity to hear personal reflections of the impact your continued support has had on the lives of our adult students and their families!

For event details, contact the LVG office at info@lvg-ct.org or call 860-355-0830.

Visit the Mine Hill Distillery website to learn more

Christiane Souza

Alba Sophia Pineda

Linda Siciliano

Norman Wood

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About Us

Since 2005, LVG has been providing free English literacy lessons.

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For Students

Our students come from dozens of and include beginners to more advanced English speakers.

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For Tutors

We provide all the training our volunteer tutors need. They come from all walks of life.


For Donors

Our donors include individuals, local business, and foundations.

Our Programs

Our programs include English as a Second Language (ESL), basic literacy for native English speakers, workplace literacy conversation groups, and more. 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.