Lorena Olvera, right, passed her drivers license test this month.  She has been meeting with her tutor, Sharon Fowler since Sept 2013.

Awesome job Lorena, beep beep!!!


25- Tutor training, Milford, 5 weeks
26- Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Jungle Party
30- Memorial Day, closed

4- Independence Day, closed
9- Neon Night Run- Downtown Milford
TBD- Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Finding Dory/Finding Nemo

21- Tutor Training classes begin- Milford


26- Tutor Training classes begin- Stratford
Computer class begins- Milford

15- Philanthropy day

3- Ugly Sweater Run
8- Barnes and Noble Book Fair- Frozen

English Classes
Monday, 6:30 pm- Conversation Class, LVSCT
Tuesday, 10:00 am- Advanced Class, LVSCT
Tuesday, 6:30 pm- Intermediate Class- child care, Meadowside School (Sept-June)
Wednesday, 12:30 pm- Intermediate Class, LVSCT
More information on one on one tutoring.

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

Congratulations Betty Gerner!

Tami Jackson, left, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut, nominated Betty Gerner, right, for one of the United Way Community Builders award. Gerner volunteers at Literacy Volunteers, drawing on her experience working with the Peace Corps when she was younger. While stationed in the South Pacific, she worked with the Tongans, teaching them English.

“I know what it’s like to be a stranger in a strange land,” Gerner said. “This is my way of giving back.”

Betty has devoted her life to literacy, and is perhaps the only Milfordite who speaks Tongan! What an incredible gift to our community.
Editorial credit, Jill Dion.
Stratford Ribbon Cutting
STRATFORD, Conn. — Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut officially opened a satellite office Wednesday at Stratford Public Library, offering a range of free, individualized tutoring to a growing population of adults and children.

Based in Milford, the group serves people in several communities. Opening the Stratford location will give those seeking to build skills a convenient alternative, said Tami Jackson, executive director.

“We won’t turn anyone away,” she said.

The agency has already held a training class for tutors and plans to offer another class this fall.

LVSCT focuses on one-on-one tutoring because those seeking its services come for a variety of reasons. Some need basic conversation skills, others are studying for a GED or are in citizenship preparation.
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Tutor Training classes begins on May 25 in the Milford office for 5 weeks.

Our ESL (English as a Second Language) program focuses on English for those adult students who speak another language and are not native English speakers. It also includes Essay Writing and Basic Computer Skills. Conversation Groups are held at night and available to all ESL students.
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This is Noah.

 Noah held a book drive in his town and donated 170 books to the Center last week. He is currently a 7th grader at Avon Middle School in Avon, CT.

The reason he chose to donate the books to LVSCT is because he liked the personal approach of how we send kids books on their birthday.

Thank you Noah. What a ‪#‎superkid‬!!!


MILFORD, CT, May 2016 — Run or walk, and catch a rising star for literacy at The Literacy Volunteer’s annual 2016 NEON NIGHTRUN to be held in Downtown Milford on
Saturday, July 9, 2016. This luminescent neon night will convene at the Rotary Pavilion at
6:30 – 7:45 PM for registration. 8:00 PM is GO (when the race starts). Sponsored by The Milford Bank, Cohen and Wolf, PC’s, Attorneys at Law, Star 99 and Stonebridge Restaurant.

The registration fee is $35. The first 250 online registrants will receive a free NEON T-shirt, glow necklace, BIB and Computer Chip Timed and goodie bag as they run, walk, and help raise funds in support of the Center’s vital literacy programs for hundreds of local adults and children in need of its educational services. Additional neon items and t-shirts will be for sale.

Under a canopy of stars, the timed 3.1-mile challenge will begin and end at the Rotary Pavilion in a grand finale filled with awards for runners and walkers for fastest/best costumes/most enthusiastic/most NEON/Best time/highest pledges and many more.
Register below or call 203-878-4800 for additional information.

After-party and NEON drink specials will follow at STONEBRIDGE RESTAURANT for participants who are 21 years and older.

“Our neon night race promises to be an exciting event.” says Tami Jackson, the Center’s Executive Director, “We hope everyone can make it — and be all aglow as they run and walk for the great cause of literacy!”

Register TODAY!
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 the Neon Night Run.
  • 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 - 11:30)  
and Stratford Library (Wednesday 10:00 11:30).