Our Programs

Literacy Partners of Greater Waterbury is especially dedicated to building workforce and job readiness skills to build self-confidence and self-sufficiency. All of our tutoring services are confidential and free.

Anyone who qualifies and needs help may receive free tutoring from a trained volunteer, depending on tutor availability. To be eligible for participation in LVGW literacy programs, student candidates must:

  1. Be at least 17 years of age and not attending high school
  2. Be able to contact the LVGW staff directly (or with the assistance of a translator) to schedule appointments and to communicate their reasons for enrollment
  3. Take an assessment test and score within the literacy levels for the services that LVGW provides
  4. Agree to meet at an approved tutoring site in a public location and arrange for their own transportation.
  5. Show appropriate behavior while working with the tutor

Adult Programs

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Adults learn to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Basic Literacy (BL)
Adults who speak and understand English learn to read and write.


Additional Programs:

  • Workforce Readiness & Job Search Classes
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Newspaper Club
  • Reading Club
  • U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes
  • Family Literacy Program

Alphabet Explorers

This monthly program features books and activities to foster early literacy skills and promote reading fun at home. Our Alphabet Explorers will work their way through the alphabet month by month, with lots of fun along the way.

This program is created for children ages 3-5, with a parent/grandparent or guardian. Participating families will receive a free book at each session. Space is limited.

This one-hour program begins at 10:00am one Saturday from October-May in the Silas Bronson Library Auditorium, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury.  This program is free, but monthly registration is required.

Dr. Seuss Storytime

Join us on the first Friday in March to celebrate Dr. Seuss at Barnes and Noble, Waterbury. Call us for more details.