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!

Follow us on facebook and share your story!  What are you doing to support literacy?

Below, This is Lester and his tutor Zoe. Lester is from Jamaica and he never had the opportunity to attend classes. Now in his 70's he is happy that he is finally able to be in school.  Read his essay.

  Make a difference in someone else’s life!  

Did you know there are more than 15,000 people in Milford and Stratford without a high school diploma?  Did you know there are more than 1,600 adults who are not fluent in English.  Did you know there are 53 non-English languages spoken in these communities?  
(Data taken from the Milford and Stratford School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013)  

Literacy Volunteers is offering volunteer TUTOR TRAINING classes in ESL (English as a Second Language) and Basic Literacy. TUTOR TRAINING classes in Milford will be held at Fanny Beach Community Center, 16 Dixon Street, Milford from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September  28, October 5, 12, 19.  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

TUTOR TRAINING classes in Stratford will be held at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23.  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist Basic Literacy and ESL students with dialogue, listening comprehension, oral fluency, phonics, reading comprehension and writing skills. No previous teaching experience required! All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance.  


28- Tutor Training classes begin- Milford
       Learn more.


26- Tutor Training classes begin- Stratford
       Learn more.

Computer class begins- Milford

15- Philanthropy day

4- Winter Sprinter, Run/Walk
8- Barnes and Noble Book Fair- Frozen

Milford English Classes
Monday, 6:30 pm- Conversation Class
Tuesday, 10:00 am- Advanced Class
Tuesday, 6:30 pm- Intermediate Class, child care                   Meadowside School (Sept-June) 
Wednesday, 9:00 am- Grammar class
                     12:30 pm- Intermediate Class


Tuesday, 1:30 pm - Conversation Class- Stratford Library

More information on one on one tutoring.

Computer Classes
Click for more info or call to sign up, 203-878-4800

For further information, call The Literacy office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800 or stop by the Stratford Library Satellite Office on Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.   Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office to schedule your orientation meeting. 

About ProLiteracy ProLiteracy, based in Syracuse, New York, champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. It works with adult new readers and learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,200 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and works with 125 nongovernmental international agencies. For more information, please go to and
Ways to Support
Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut.  
  • 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).