Our mission is to build a stronger, more resilient Greater Hartford by creating a community of fully literate adults.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, a private non-profit organization, has provided adult literacy services to the Greater Hartford community since 1972. Our cutting edge, student-centered, technology enriched programs teach nearly 900 adults each year the reading and writing, English proficiency, math, high school completion, citizenship, and job readiness skills they need to succeed. An accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy Worldwide, we serve 20 Greater Hartford towns, and rely on public and private support to expand our reach and meet the vast need for literacy services.
Why Adult Literacy?
Nearly 300,000 adults in our region lack the basic English literacy skills they need to find sustainable employment, enter job training programs or higher education, or support their children’s language development and school success.
LVGH students are age 18 and over. About two-thirds take classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, representing over 80 countries around the world. The other third are native English speakers who generally read and write at or below a sixth grade reading level. All of our students share a powerful determination to improve their lives – and their families’ lives – through learning.
The hard work and dedication of over 200 committed volunteers are the heart and soul of this organization. Guided, trained and supported by professional staff, volunteers provide classroom instruction, assistance in the Computer Lab, and contribute expertise on the Board of Directors and various committees.
Hartford Literacy Center
30 Arbor Street, Suite 101 South
Hartford, CT 06106
Wickham Literacy Center
16 Church Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Ample parking is available at both locations. Both are on bus routes.