Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford


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Spring 2014 
In Their Own Words
"When I speak English I will be able to talk to my doctor.  Now my pastor's wife goes to the doctor with me to speak English.  I want to go to the doctor by myself."  - Caterina, ESOL student

Each spring, LVGH tutors work with students like Caterina to write articles for Express Your Ideas, our annual student publication.  Students may write about what brought them to LVGH, what it's been like to come back to school as adults, or even reveal their goals and dreams.  
Here are a few excerpts from this year's newsletter:
"In my country, I didn't have a chance to go to school because there was war and we didn't have any money. My goal for now is to go to school because I need to improve my reading and writing. I want to be able to communicate with my children's teachers and help my children with their home work. My future goal is to be able to get my G.E.D. and study to be a nurse."  - Oretha, Basic Literacy  

"Learning to read means a lot to me.  If I know how to read, I can read a newspaper, signs in the street, and a map."  - Dania, Basic Literacy 
To read more student stories in their own words, click here.
Remembering a Longtime Tutor
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Richard Huntley, who passed away on April 5th, at the age of 89.
Dick served as an ESOL tutor for 25 years...
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5th Annual Gala a Success!
Our 5th Annual Gala was held April 5th at The Farmington Club.  150 attendees enjoyed a four-course dinner, silent auction, music, and cheered on UConn as they beat Florida in the Final Four!   
Todd Piro of NBC Connecticut entertained guests as our master of ceremonies, and Basic Literacy tutor Edlyn Blitzer, our keynote speaker, inspired everyone by sharing her experiences (to read Edlyn's speech, click here).  
In total, the Gala grossed over $50,000 for LVGH's adult literacy programs!  Continue reading
Help LVGH When You Shop on Amazon!
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Table of Contents
Student Stories
Remembering a Tutor
Gala Recap
Help LVGH While You Shop!
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Save the Date!
Our 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Reception will be held:

Thursday, June 12th, 5-7pm
Real Art Ways, Hartford

Join us to celebrate all that our volunteers have given in 2013-14.

Can't come right at 5?  No problem, we'll be there until 7 - stop in when you can!
LVGH in the Media
Coming Soon: Program Director Mark Briggs, Assistant Director Shannon Houston and Tutor Sheila Dorman will be guests on 96.5 WTIC's Public Affairs radio show on Sunday, May 4th at 6am! 
(Not an early bird?  Look for the recording here!).  
Upcoming Dates

June 5 - Last Day of Spring Term
June 12 - Volunteer Appreciation
June 23 - Summer Term Begins
July 31 - Summer Term Ends
August 25 - Fall Term Begins

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