"For the first time since I arrived [in the US], I felt part of this community, sharing with people like me,...and that really motivated me to keep growing." This is how Maya, an English language learner, described her first experience with LVGW's classes.

Throughout the past few months, we have remained committed to our students, and we have transitioned to distance learning for both classes and tutoring.

We need your help to sustain these vital services.

Hear from volunteers and students, including Maya, about what LVGW means to them:
Support adult learners to develop the language skills they need to navigate this challenging period and thrive in our community.

Make your donation today. Give $30, $60, or $120, and receive a thank you gift you can use to bring awareness to LVGW's mission.
To donate offline, please mail your check to:

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester
3 Salem Square, Suite 332
Worcester, MA 01608
You can also participate by...
Placing Bids in Our Online Auction
We have a variety of baskets and other items you won't want to miss, including:

  • a beer basket from Worcester's own Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co.
  • an Everything New England Patriots gift basket
  • a Date Night gift basket with wine and cheese you can enjoy from home (pictured above)

Bidding starts this Sunday, May 3 and closes at 6 pm on May 9.

Joining the Word Game Photo Challenge
Win a game night prize basket by entering our Word Game Photo Challenge from May 3 to May 9!

How to participate:
  1. Play your favorite word game at home. Examples include Scrabble, Bananagrams, a crossword puzzle, and apps like Words with Friends. Use whatever you have!
  2. Take a picture of you playing the game or a screenshot if using an app.
  3. Post the picture in our Facebook event. You can post one picture each day. One post = one entry into the drawing.
  4. For an additional entry, share our Facebook event with your friends.
  5. Don't have Facebook? That's okay. Email us your picture and we'll post it for you!

However you choose to participate this year, please know that we are deeply grateful for your continued support of our mission. Stay well.

Si ncerely,
The LVGW Team
Board of Directors

Amanda Addeo, President
Marc Sanguinetti, Vice President
Kelsey Miller, Treasurer
Melissa Depanian, Secretary
Frank Callahan
Mitchell F. Gaumond
Suze Jean-Charles
Vitana Melesiute
Michael Mills
Nelson Santos
Ben Straight

Elyse Waksman, Executive Director
Lena Webb, Literacy Academy Coordinator
John Riley, Volunteer Coordinator
Jeffrey Busha, Grant Writer
Rafaela Joseph, Admin/Program Assistant
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester
3 Salem Square, Suite 332
Worcester, MA 01608
Providing English language skills to help people thrive since 1973