May 2016 News

Show your love for LITERACY!

The more you give,
e more we’ll get.

Join us online for The Great Give® 2016 – a community-wide giving event to benefit nonprofits serving the Greater New Haven region

Over a 36-hour period, $190,000 will be distributed in matching funds and prizes to the nonprofits that raise the most money, attract the most number of donors and the most number of new donors…and more!

Choose LITERACY and visit
to donate to LVSCT.


3-4 Great Give
11- Ribbon Cutting, Stratford Library
25- Tutor training, Milford, 5 weeks
26- Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Princess Tea Party
30- Memorial Day, closed

4- Independence Day, closed
9- Neon Night Run– Downtown Milford
28- Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Finding Dory/Finding Nemo

21- Tutor Training classes begin- Milford


Tutor Training classes begin- Stratford
Computer class begins- Milford

15- Philanthropy day

3- Ugly Sweater Run
8- Barnes and Noble Book Fair- Frozen

English Classes

Monday, 6:30 pm- Conversation Class, LVSCT
Tuesday, 10:00 am- Advanced Class, LVSCT
Tuesday, 6:30 pm- Intermediate Class- child care, Meadowside School (Sept-June)
Wednesday, 12:30 pm- Intermediate Class, LVSCT
More information on one on one tutoring.

Computer Classes
Click for more info or call to sign up, 203-878-4800

Celebrating Culture

Tutors and students gathered at the Milford Elks Lodge on Tuesday, April 26 for a Multicultural Celebration and to celebrate accomplishments, anniversaries and share cultural dishes. 

Above, Tami Jackson congratulates students on their accomplishments.

Left, Sonom Sherpa in the orange scarf is surrounded by her tutor Jackie Hennessey (r) and family and friend.  

Above, Volunteers gathered for Volunteer Appreciation Month at the Multicultural Celebration. A special thank you to the Junior Woman’s Club of Milford for hosting our event.


MILFORD, CT, May 2016 — Run or walk, and catch a rising star for literacy at The Literacy Volunteer’s annual 2016 NEON NIGHTRUN to be held in Downtown Milford on
Saturday, July 9, 2016. This luminescent neon night will convene at the Rotary Pavilion at
6:30 – 7:45 PM for registration. 8:00 PM is GO (when the race starts). Sponsored by The Milford Bank, Cohen and Wolf, PC’s, Attorneys at Law, Star 99 and Stonebridge Restaurant.

The registration fee is $35. The first 250 online registrants will receive a free NEON T-shirt, glow necklace, BIB and Computer Chip Timed and goodie bag as they run, walk, and help raise funds in support of the Center’s vital literacy programs for hundreds of local adults and children in need of its educational services. Additional neon items and t-shirts will be for sale.

Under a canopy of stars, the timed 3.1-mile challenge will begin and end at the Rotary Pavilion in a grand finale filled with awards for runners and walkers for fastest/best costumes/most enthusiastic/most NEON/Best time/highest pledges and many more.
Register below or call 203-878-4800 for additional information.

After-party and NEON drink specials will follow at STONEBRIDGE RESTAURANT for participants who are 21 years and older.

“Our neon night race promises to be an exciting event.” says Tami Jackson, the Center’s Executive Director, “We hope everyone can make it — and be all aglow as they run and walk for the great cause of literacy!”

Register TODAY!

Ways to Support
Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut.  

  • Copy Paper
  • Tissues
  • Stamps
  • Water Bottles
  • Tape
  • Birthday wrapping paper, generic
  • Gently used children’s books

  • Volunteers to work at our Satellite offices at Milford Library and Stratford Library.
  • Volunteer driver to drop off books.
  • Help with the Neon Night Run.
  • Become a Tutor
  • Coordinate a book drive

LVSCT | Email | Website

The Literacy Center- Main Office

Fannie Beach Community Center
16 Dixon Street
Milford, CT 06460
Ph: 203-878-4800
Fax: 203-878-1080

Satellite Office Hours at Milford Library (Monday 10:00 – 11:30)  
and Stratford Library (Wednesday 10:00 11:30).