Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury

Thank you for your
support of the LVGW Annual Appeal.

Visit our "Donate" page to learn how you can help.


Enjoy these memories from our “Wines of the World” fundraiser on April 21, 2016. 

Please see more photos on our Events & Fundraiser page too.



Chris Berman of ESPN served as our Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer



Jami Dohoney, Stephanie Cummings, Kelly Pinho, J. Paul Vance Jr., and Cynthia Dias

announce the new “Waterbury Reads”  trailer (pictured below) donated by

MacDermidin memory of Harold and Ruth Ann Leever.



We now need your help to fill the trailer with books for Waterbury children!  Please support LVGW’s campaign on May 3 and 4 during the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local 36-hour online giving extravaganza.  Best time to give to help us earn extra prizes?Tuesday May 3 between 4-7 p.m. during the Leever Foundation’s “Leeverage” for Literacy $1,000 Bonus Challenge, but your donation in any amount and at any time will be appreciated!


CLICK HERE to Get On Board with Books!


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  Waterbury children are invited to help with the design of the new trailer and a bookmark:

            Click Here for the Bookmark Contest

            Click Here for the Trailer Design Contest

Deadline for both is May 20, 2016 and may be sent or delivered to the LVGW Office or Children’s Division, both located in the Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury. Call Tina at 203-754-1164 with questions.

A Call for Tutors
Discover how you can help local adults learn how to read, write, speak, and understand English.  Trainings are held in Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Call Vanessa or Tina at 203-754-1164

About Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Literacy Volunteers was founded by Ruth Colvin in Syracuse, New York in 1962. It quickly grew into a national organization with affiliates throughout the U.S. In 2002, Literacy Volunteers of America merged with Laubach Literacy to form ProLiteracy Worldwide, the largest adult literacy organization in the world.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) began in 1974. As an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, we are proud to be a member of a national and international network of community-based education programs. LVGW is located in the lower level of the Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury.

LVGW strives to meet the literacy needs of adults in the Greater Waterbury area residing in the following 14 towns: Waterbury, Wolcott, Plymouth, Thomaston, Prospect, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Oxford, Cheshire, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Southbury, Woodbury, and Watertown/Oakville.

LVGW offers free programs for adults:

  • Basic Literacy (BL) for adults who speak English but read and write at very low levels
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for immigrants and refugees who need English instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English
  • Family Literacy designed for parents of children in pre-school and elementary school.

LVGW is especially dedicated to building workforce and job readiness skills to build self-confidence and self-sufficiency.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Silas Bronson Library ~ 267 Grand Street ~ Waterbury, CT 06702
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Agency

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