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The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford is to create a community of fully literate adults through student centered instruction that catalyzes career readiness and advancement.
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Help us build a stronger, more resilient, fully literate Greater Hartford. At Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, we believe that everyone deserves the right to learn how to read, write, and be proficient in English.
For Anna, who has been a student at LVGH since 2011, the closing of our office due to the COVID-19 pandemic took some getting used to. “It wasn’t easy being at home all day and not being in class”, Anna said of that first month before she started online learning. “I was just reading books […] Read More
When Zack was nearing the end of his time with Job Corps, which he enrolled in right after his high school graduation, he knew that he needed to find a new outlet for his desire to learn. “I wanted a place where I could continue to better myself and my skills. I needed somewhere to […] Read More
At just 17 years old, Gloria moved to the United States from Mexico, knowing only a few words of English, to be with her sister. “At first, it was really hard and very frustrating”, Gloria admits. “Because you try to say something and nobody understands you. They speak to you, but you don’t know what […] Read More
“Without coming to LVGH, the things I want to accomplish in life would be impossible. The path to accomplishing my goals starts here.” Growing up in the African country of Mali, Ousmane learned at an early age that success comes from hard work. Years later, when he arrived in the U.S., that mentality was no […] Read More
After many years of struggling with dead-end jobs and feeling lost, Myesha was looking for a better life. She wanted to develop a career and improve her reading skills. She found LVGH through her aunt and signed up for classes. As a child, Myesha never liked school. She struggled to keep up and fell behind […] Read More
Ismael and Lucia began their life together more than 50 years ago. While both grew up in Puerto Rico, they met in Connecticut one night while out dancing. They have been inseparable ever since. Both always struggled with English, but in different ways. Ismael was a strong speaker, but was unable to read and write […] Read More
After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 13 years ago, Dan’s life changed. He lost his ability to read, write, and use his dominant hand, as well as other skills. For the past year, Dan has been attending Basic Literacy classes at LVGH to regain the literacy and math skills he learned long ago. Since starting […] Read More