Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
This week is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. We will be sharing stories about how we are making an impact in our community by supporting literacy needs!

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The students were asked to email letters as attachments for homework.  Below is a letter from Cindy.

Dear Ivan,  

I am writing to express how much I am enjoying your computer classes. I like the fact that the classes are well organized and that we were given an outline during the first class so we knew what to expect. Class time has been flexible so we have had plenty of time to have are questions answered.

I like the fact that we have a choice of using class computers or our own. The classroom is equipped with diverse material and class size is ideal. We get individual attention as well. The only drawback really is that the six classes aren’t enough. It would be good to have an advanced class as well.

This class is a great introduction but there are always more advanced things that would be interesting to learn too.  

Sincerely yours,  

Our modern world is rooted in the computer so you need the skills. Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut is turning on its computer just for you and offering a hands-on computer class and workshop designed for individuals to learn basic computer skills and become comfortable with using computers for personal use. Our program also may increase your chances of getting a job.

Participants will learn how to search the web, open and manage an email account, read and send emails, search for documents, and attach documents to emails. It also will help you ‘join the conversation’ by engaging in social media.

Participants will also learn how to use Microsoft Word to write documents.  All tutors and students (past and present) are invited.

This program is supported by the Deluca Foundation.

Some computer skills including but not limited to:

  • Searching the web
  • Opening and managing an email account
  • Creating documents
  • Searching for documents
  • Attaching documents to emails
  • Using social media
  • Using Microsoft Office – Word
We offer classes several times a year.  Call today to sign up for the next session!
Ways to Support
Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut.  
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action).

Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"
  • Copy Paper
  • Tissues
  • Stamps
  • Water Bottles
  • Tape
  • Birthday wrapping paper, generic
  • Gently used children's books
  • Volunteers to work at our Satellite offices at Milford Library and Stratford Library.
  • Volunteer driver to drop off books.
  • Help with a fundraiser.
  • Become a Tutor.
  • Coordinate a book drive.
LVSCT | Email | Website
  The Literacy Center- Main Office

Fannie Beach Community Center
16 Dixon Street
Milford, CT 06460
Ph: 203-878-4800
Fax: 203-878-1080

Satellite Office Hours at Milford Library (Monday, 10:00 - 12:00 and 3:00 - 5:00)  
and Stratford Library (Monday, 10:00 - 12:00; Wednesday, 10:00 12:00 and 3:00 - 5:00).