Literacy Volunteers Of Central Connecticut Fund

Founded in 1978, Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut’s mission is “Volunteers helping people improve their lives through English literacy.” Serving more than 400 people per year with the help of some 200 dedicated volunteers, LVCC provides adults with instruction and encouragement to improve their skills in reading, writing or speaking English so that they may achieve their work, family and community goals. In addition, our family literacy programs help parents to gain literacy skills to support their children’s success in school and to improve the financial sustainability of their families. Our affiliations include the national organization, Proliteracy and the National Center for Family Learning.

Adults in New Britain, Plainville, Southington and Berlin benefit from specific programs such as citizenship tutoring, Parenting for Academic Success classes, tutoring to help get into a GED program or to read a story to their child, and classes to advance their English skills for work. Some 56 percent of adults in New Britain area at the lowest levels of literacy.