Changing Lives Through Literacy
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford welcomes adult learners seeking to change their lives through literacy. Together, we work hard every day to create a fully literate, career ready Greater Hartford.
Why Adult Literacy?
19% of adults living in Greater Hartford read at or below a second grade level. These adults lack the basic literacy skills they need to find sustainable employment, advocate for their health and wellness, and support their children’s language development and school success.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford offers small, student-centered classes in basic literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), high school completion, citizenship, digital learning, and job readiness skills. An accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy Worldwide, we serve twenty towns in Greater Hartford. We rely on public and private support to expand our reach and meet the vast need for literacy services.
Our students come from across the globe and down the street. Whether they participate in our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program or our Basic Literacy program for native English speakers, they all share a powerful determination to improve their lives – and their family’s – through literacy. Click here to register as a student today.
Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford. Guided, trained and supported by professional staff, these dedicated individuals provide student-centered, differentiated instruction in a safe, nurturing environment. Click here to become a volunteer.