To help students in the 11 towns we serve to improve their abilities to read, write, and speak English more fluently; to help improve their working and personal lives; to help them achieve personal and professional fulfillment, however they define it; and to help them become better able to contribute to the community we share.
In 1979, Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore, CT, Inc. (LVVS) was founded to teach English as a second language (ESL) to refugee families from Laos and Vietnam that were immigrating to communities along the shoreline. On July 5, 1980, 18 tutors completed the first LVVS training program. On July 14, 1980, LVVS was incorporated.
We aspire to be a visible, viable, soundly constituted, and financially sustainable organization dedicated to creating a fluent, fully literate future for the residents of the 11 towns we serve — one student, one tutor, one word at a time. But we can't do it without your help.
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A strong economy begins with a community that supports its people. When you support workforce training, financial literacy and public transportation, you enable individuals and families to work where they live, increasing their chances of economic success.
Educate a child and you change a community. For the child, a good education means better career opportunities and higher lifetime earnings. College graduates enjoy better health and are more inclined to volunteer and vote. For the community, supporting our youths’ educational goals results in a stronger society.
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