Literacy Volunteers of Central CT honors its volunteers

Published on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:47
Written by Skyler Frazer

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - The Literacy Volunteers of Central CT recently hosted its Annual Celebration of Learning, recognizing the organization and the volunteers and contributors who have made it successful.

“Our volunteers and students are incredibly devoted to our organization, and the Annual Celebration of Learning is to show our gratitude for all of their hard work,” said LVCC Executive Director Maria Simao in a release about the event. “They are the life-force behind LVCC, and without these exceptional people, our mission would not be achievable.”

During the celebration, LVCC recognized its Associate Executive Director Lynne Prairie of Southington for her 20 years of service to the organization. The event also recognized several tutors and volunteers and inducted the new “Ambassadors of Literacy.” Long-time donors were also recognized and new Board members were voted in during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

According to the organization, LVCC provides small group and one-on-one literacy tutoring to over 400 adults in several communities around the state. Tutors are all volunteers and receive high-quality training, free of charge, before becoming a Literacy Volunteer.

In addition to the adult literacy program, LVCC founded the Central CT Family Literacy Center, which provides educational programs to low-literate mothers with children under the age of 8 who need to learn English to support their children’s success in school or to help them earn their GED.

For more information on how to support Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, please call 860-229-7323 or visit www.literacycentral.org .



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:47. Updated: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:50.