Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford


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Fall 2013 
A New Citizen
Congratulations to student Yasser Hakim, who recently became a United States citizen!  
Yasser is a native of Syria who attends ESOL and Citizenship classes at the Hartford Literacy Center. He is the fourth LVGH student to become an American citizen this year.  
Feeling Thankful
We are heading into the Thanksgiving week feeling very thankful indeed. 
Because of you, we are almost two-thirds of the way to our Annual Fund goal of raising $50,000 for our adult literacy programs!  Thank you so much to those who have already contributed.
There's still time to help - please join us in our work to create a stronger, more resilient, fully literate Greater Hartford -  click here to make your tax-deductible gift today.  
If you've already contributed, why not encourage friends and family to share your support for LVGH by forwarding this email to them?  The upcoming nationwide #GivingTuesday event (see right) is a great opportunity to get others involved.

With your support, we can achieve our vision of a fully literate Greater Hartford. Our students thank you.

"I want to say thank you for contributing to my education in a new country. Here I learn English and culture. For example, how people in the US donate their money and their time."  - Maribell, ESOL student

"Thank you for giving to LVGH so that people like me can go back to school.  I want to get my GED, and now I can learn in a place that feels like home to me."  - Stephanie, Basic Literacy student
LVGH and Comcast Launch Partnership

This year, we are partnering with Comcast to ensure that our students and their families have access to low-cost internet service and the skills they need to use it.
Comcast has donated netbooks for use in our classrooms, produced a PSA for us that aired throughout October, and is also sponsoring computer workshops at our Hartford Literacy Center.  Click here to read more.
NPR Series on Adult Literacy
In case you missed it, NPR recently produced a four-part series on adult literacy and education in the United States. 
The personal stories they cover illustrate the everyday challenges faced by adults with low English literacy - and the perseverance they have to keep trying.  These will be familiar to anyone who has worked with our students here at LVGH.  Check out the series here!
In This Issue
A New Citizen
Annual Fund Update
Comcast Partnership
NPR Covers Adult Literacy
Quick Links

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday - #GivingTuesday is a new movement to create a national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Join the nationwide movement by making your gift to LVGH on Dec. 3rd.  Follow us on Facebook to learn more!
Save the Date
Mark your calendars!

Our 5th Annual 
Eat. Drink. Dance. 
is April 5th, 2014!

Mark your calendars and join us for a four-course dinner, open bar, silent auction, and entertainment at the beautiful Farmington Club.
Event sponsorships are available at multiple levels -  click here for details on how your company can get involved.

Eat, drink, dance, and help LVGH to build a fully literate Greater Hartford.  See you April 5th!

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