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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Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut strives to provide our students with all the educational skills and life tools that they need to achieve their goals – for U.S. citizenship,  GED degree or NEDP and higher educational pursuits, and for employment opportunities so that they can adapt and merge more easily into American society.

All of our LITERACY FOR ADULTS PROGRAMS are available to any adult (18 years and older) who resides in the Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, West Haven Area, and are free of charge.
Our trained volunteer tutors will focus on building reading, writing, math, and computer skills.  We discuss the student needs in person before placement in our program.
There are 45 different languages spoken in Milford and Stratford.  We tutor to the student needs and help them adapt with American culture and into our community.
The ESL Program, as well as the GED, NEDP and Basic Literacy Program offer both group tutoring (in a classroom) or one-on-one (individual) tutoring scheduled at the convenience of the tutor and student. They meet at the Center or at another location that’s convenient to both.  Enrollment in any of our programs at the Center will remain confidential.
Congratulations to Lorena, above, for getting her drivers license.  She stands with her tutor, Sharon.
Barbara teaches Laura above.  They have been meeting for over a year.  Barbara also teaches employees at Orchid Orthopedics Solutions, a part of our workplace literacy program.

Sid Kelly, right, teaches a grammar class on Wednesday mornings.  He has students from Syria, Pakistan, Cambodia, Korea, Taiwan, China and Singapore.
We are proud of our student's accomplishments!  Savun and Eamheong, below, celebrate becoming US Citizens.  They stand with with Executive Director, Tami Jackson and tutor, Martha Salmon.
Coming to the United States
I came to the United States with my family in 2008. I felt strange and a little upset because I had left my parents and my friends behind.  Everything was unfamiliar to me so life was very hard.  I had to learn a new language in order to live here. Fortunately, I received a lot of help!  

A friend of my husband's suggested I go to a center in New Haven, but that was too far for me. Other people in my neighborhood in Milford talked to me, and encouraged me to practice my English, and not to be afraid.  I became a volunteer at the Milford Library.  This is where I learned about the Literacy Center.  I called the office and went there to register.  Soon, they sent me a very nice lady named Kathy.  With her help, my English improved.    

I also joined a French class at the Senior Center, very near my house.  I can walk there.  I enjoy this class and have met many friendly people.  Now my French teacher, Cindy, is also my English teacher. She is very nice and patient.  Now I'm very happy and want to say "thank you" to my teachers, my friends, and everyone in my neighborhood!     

Student: Hua Wang
Country: Chengdu, China
Tutor:  Cindy Brand
Congratulations to Alla, below, for making the Dean's List last semester.  She proudly stands with her tutor Florence. 

28- Tutor Training classes begin- Milford
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26- Tutor Training classes begin- Stratford
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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

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).