Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester (LVGW) aims to partner with you to build a more literate community.
When we were established:
Established in 1973, as a one-to-one reading tutoring service in Worcester. In 2005 LVGW added a Literacy Academy. Today, we are one of 13 affiliates of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts and a proud member of Proliteracy
What we do:
We offer free one-to-one English Language tutoring and Basic Literacy for Adults.
Small group conversation and Basic Literacy classes with trained ESOL teachers using Rosetta Stone Language Learning Program.
Community Events to support our students and volunteers
Who we are:
Students — 300 Adults from 58 Countries
Tutors — 100 Proliteracy trained tutors in Central Massachusetts
Faculty — trained ESOL teachers
Board of Directors — members of the community dedicated to Literacy in Central Massachusetts.
Staff — Director, ESOL Coordinator, Office Manager, and Admin Volunteer.
Why we are here:
According to the 2009 American Community Survey, 52,000 Worcester residents age five or older speak a language other than English at home, representing 31% of the city population. Only through attaining English language literacy can our newest neighbors become independent contributing members of our society.
How you can get involved:
Join us for Events