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Selena Smith and Sueli Pages
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For an Invitation, please call 203-754-1164
Many thanks to our Event Sponsors!
Arc de Triomphe Sponsors
- Connecticut Community Foundation will offer a matching gift opportunity
- Budwitz & Meyerjack, CPAs
- Employers Reference Source
- Hertzmark, Crean & Lahey, LLP
- Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill
- FD Community Federal Credit Union
- ITT Corporation VEAM
- Dr. Philip Mongelluzzo and Attorney Brian Mongelluzzo
- Thomaston Savings Bank
- Webster Bank
- Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan, CPAs
Wines to Sample and Savor:
Rosé - Bargemone Provence Rosé (Southern France)
Sancerre - Paul Prieur Sancerre "La croix du perthius" (Loire)
Puligny Monrachet Les Folatieres (Burgundy)
Tautavel - Gerard Bertrand (Southern France)
Clos Des Papes - Chateauneuf du Pape (Rhone)
A sampling of our Auction items:
Two Tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII and dinner at Oceana, New York City
UConn Football Tickets
Tickets to Newport Hall of Fame Tennis Tournament
American Girl "Meet Cecile" doll and book
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Collection of "Can You See What I See" books signed by Walter Wick
Restaurant Gift Cards to:
Plus gifts of flowers, jewelry, chocolate, and much more!
Literacy Volunteers adult learners invite all LVGW tutors,
volunteers, and board members to the:
Festival of Cultures
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 am
Waterbury Arts Magnet School
(free parking in the Scovill Street Garage)
RSVP by April 8th ~ Call 203-754-1164
A Call for Tutors
Discover how you can help local adults learn how to read, write, speak, and understand English. Attend a one-hour Volunteer Orientation to learn about LVGW, the students we serve, volunteer opportunities, and the training program. January dates to be announced soon. Call 203-754-1164.
Literacy Volunteers of America (now ProLiteracy) is 50 years young!
Learn more about founder Ruth Colvin:
About Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Literacy Volunteers was founded 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.
Ruth Johnson Colvin was shocked when she read a 1961 Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper article that stated there were over 11,000 people in her county who could not read or write well. She began speaking with local social service agencies, community leaders, and church groups. With the help of reading experts, she developed a means to train volunteers to tutor adults. In 1962, she started Literacy Volunteers of America. In 2002, Literacy Volunteers merged with Laubach Literacy to form ProLiteracy America.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) was founded 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