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December 2021
Student Story
Finding Confidence with Flovia

Flovia moved to Connecticut from Jamaica four years ago with hopes to be closer to her family and start a new career. She was taking adult education classes and studying for the GED when someone suggested she might benefit from a class at LVGH. “I was not able to communicate effectively because I’m from the island, and that bothered me a lot,” Flovia says. “Whenever I went out and I spoke, I was wondering if I was saying the right words. It really had an impact on me."

This is what led Flovia to reach out to LVGH. She became a student here in 2019, passed the GED in 2020, and continues to take classes to improve her English. “I feel more confident now because I’m learning a lot of new words and speaking more fluently. It makes me feel really great. I don’t think words can describe the way I feel."

Flovia is now working towards her next goal of going to college. She’s deciding between accounting, because she was always a good math student, or social work, because of her desire to help children in need. “I know I have a lot of reading and writing I will need to do and LVGH can help me continue to prepare. For my starting point, this is the best school for me."
Thank you!
LVGH Auction Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Thank you so much to everyone who donated and purchased through our Facing the Future Virtual Auction last month!

Because of you, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal and bring in $21,061.25 for our programs and students. We're so grateful.

If you haven't picked up your items yet, please coordinate office pick-up with Diane.

Did You Know?
Support LVGH with Planned Giving

Gifts of stocks and mutual funds are a tax-efficient giving option. A gift of highly-appreciated securities offers you two-fold tax savings by avoiding the capital gains tax you’d owe if you sold the stock and then made the gift.

Making a gift of appreciated stock allows you to take an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift, regardless of how much you paid for the shares when you bought them.

Gifts of long term capital gain stock are deductible up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income. For more information, please contact your financial advisor.  For information regarding LVGH’s planned giving program, please contact Diane Klingman.

December 2021
Student Successes
Jose (left) and Miguel (right) are both part of our Food Service Job Training Program, practicing their skills by making and serving meals to the community. After weeks of studying, both students took and passed their ServSafe tests to become certified food handlers.
Congratulations, Jose and Miguel!
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