LVGH is currently offering small, socially distanced in-person classes, as well as online classes via Zoom for those who prefer it. Please visit our Online Learning page for more information.
LVGH offers small-group classes at a range of skill levels, as determined by student assessments completed at intake.
Please call us at 860-233-3853 to set up an appointment to register and to confirm the class schedule, or click here to fill out an application and we will be in touch.
While we continue to follow Hartford Public School's schedule for office closings, all virtual classes will take place as usual and all in-person classes will instead be held virtually on snow days.
Summer 2022 Schedule
The following schedule is subject to change:
Hartford Literacy Center, 30 Arbor Street, Hartford
Basic Literacy (Reading & Writing for native English speakers)
Tuesday and Thursday, 10-12 AM or 6-8 PM
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM-12 PM or 6-8 PM
Tuesday (Grammar & Writing) and Thursday (Math), 6-8 PM
National External Diploma Program (NEDP) & GED Preparation
Preparation for the GED test and/or for enrollment in the NEDP program – please see below for full description.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM-12 PM
Citizenship (preparation for the U.S. Citizenship exam)
Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 PM
Book Club, Conversation, and other classes available
Call for more info.
Wickham Literacy Center, 16 Church Street, East Hartford
(at New Covenant United Methodist Church)
Food Service Job Training Program
Please see below for full description.
Tuesday and Thursday, 4 PM-7:30 PM
Both Literacy Centers offer computers staffed by trained volunteers who can help students learn to use a computer, study independently using our educational software, conduct online job searches, complete online job applications, and more. Students can learn to use the computer and internet one-on-one or in small-group workshops.
Computer Lab Hours:
Hartford Literacy Center:
Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-5 PM
Friday, 9 AM-2 PM
Wickham Literacy Center, East Hartford:
Computers are available before and during class – ask a staff member.
Our Career Pathways Facilitator works in both Literacy Centers to provide career counseling, resume preparation, and interview and soft skills training. These services are available by appointment and drop-in.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
The GED test is not for everyone. The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a high school diploma program for adults who acquired their academic skills through life and work experiences and can demonstrate what they’ve learned. Completion takes an average of 6 months to 1 year, and is different for everyone. The NEDP is different from high school or the GED, because it is self-paced and confidential, conducted in one-to-one appointments with trained assessors, and is performance-based (not test-based). It offers flexible scheduling, and allows adults to choose their instructional resources. The NEDP is issued by your town/city’s Board of Education and is accepted by most colleges, employers, and military services as a high school diploma equivalent.
LVGH offers preparation classes for adults interested in pursuing the NEDP, in partnership with Hartford Adult Education. Classes focus on developing reading, writing, math, and other skills to the level required for enrollment in the NEDP.
Food Service Job Training Program
Supervised and trained by a professional chef, participants prepare and serve community dinners at New Covenant United Methodist Church in East Hartford while taking a class to prepare for the ServSafe certification exam. Dinners are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:30PM throughout this 14-week program. The class is scheduled to fit the needs of the cohort. Graduates have the opportunity for employment with Sodexo.