A Proliteracy America Affiliate

Our Mission

Literacy Volunteers on the Green provides free English literacy instruction to adults in Litchfield and northern Fairfield Counties so they can participate fully in the communities we share. Our vision is for every adult to fulfill his or her life goals through English literacy.

We do this by promoting English literacy among individuals to help them become independent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of English through classes as well as natural, authentic, real-life activities and experiences.

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About Us

Since 2005, LVG has been providing free English literacy lessons.

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For Students

Our students come from dozens of and include beginners to more advanced English speakers.

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For Tutors

We provide all the training our volunteer tutors need. They come from all walks of life.


For Donors

Our donors include individuals, local business, and foundations.

Our Programs

Our programs include English as a Second Language (ESL), basic literacy for native English speakers, workplace literacy conversation groups, and more. All instruction and materials are provided free of charge. Classes are scheduled at mutually convenient times for learners and volunteer tutors in locations ranging from Danbury in the south to Salisbury-Lakeville in the north.

Meet Our Students

Joe, a student at LVG
Born and raised in North Carolina, Joe dropped out of school to work and help support his single mother and
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Maria, originally from Mexico, is a busy mother of two young school-aged sons attending a multicultural school in Danbury. An
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Nawal. LVG student
Nawal came to the US from Lebanon with her husband and two sons in 2016 and immediately enrolled at LVG
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Norma, LVG Student
Norma, an LVG student since 2018, and her family have lived in the Brookfield area since 2012. Norma’s teaching credentials
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