About Us

Since 1978, Literacy Volunteers of Central CT (LVCC) has offered adults free tutoring to improve their English reading and writing skills. Each year we serve approximately 400 persons, individually and in small group settings, including parent and child groups.

The 15 central Connecticut towns we serve are: New Britain, Middletown, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Marlborough, Middlefield, Plainville, Portland and Southington. We rely on 200 dedicated and caring individuals to provide the tutoring and support our students need to reach their goals. Many of our volunteers tell us that being a Literacy Volunteer is the best thing they have ever done. Not only are they helping others, but their lives are greatly enriched through the relationships they develop with their students. Several times a year, we offer high quality tutor training in many central Connecticut locations. Click here to learn more about our next tutor training sessions.

The results of improved literacy are demonstrated in the successes of our students this past year:

* 202¬† students obtained/retained employment * 28 students received their GED/diploma or other certification *46 students increased their involvement in community activities * 6 obtained citizenship/achieved citizenship skills *114 students increased their involvement in their children’s educational activities * 26 entered other education/training * 213 students improved their reading and writing skills * 196 improved their survival skills

We are incredibly grateful to the hundreds of individual and corporate donations that help support the important work of our organization. Click here to view our list of donors.