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Spring 2016
Career Pathways Program
Our ServSafe classes are underway and we are very excited for our first community dinner being held on May 17 at New Covenant United Methodist Church in East Hartford.
We have a group of 5 students who have been learning about food safety and hygiene while handling food. Each student was given a thermometer and learned how to measure the temperature of different foods to make sure they were cooked thoroughly for proper food safety.  The classes are being taught by a trained professional from Sodexo who has partnered with LVGH for our ServSafe training classes. These classes would not be possible without the support of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Helen B. Kaplan Fund and the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation. 

2016 Summer Session

We are excited to announce our new Summer Workshops that will be offered on Wednesdays to all of our students along with our regularly scheduled Basic Literacy and ESOL classes.

The workshops we are offering include: 

  • Resume Writing Workshops
  • Yoga Classes
  • Immigration Workshops
  • Job Application Workshops
  • Voter Registration
  • Educational Movie Classes
The summer term will run from June 21st - July 28th.  Visit our website for more details.
7th Annual Read. Learn. Grow. Gala
On April 1, LVGH hosted our 7th Annual Read. Learn. Grow. Gala at Farmington Gardens. Emcees  Amanda Raus and Todd Piro excited the crowd of over 200 guests. Two LVGH students were the feature speakers of the night, sharing with attendees how much LVGH has helped them to reach their goals.​​​​

New this year was our online silent auction that found people from all over the country bidding on items that directly supported our adult education programming. LVGH raised just under $70,000 at the gala, a 21% increase from 2015! 

Tutor Spotlight 
Pat has been a Tutor at LVGH for 8 years. She teaches level 1 ESOL classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Keep reading to learn about some of her favorite things!

1. What is one thing you want to learn to do? Speak Creole
2. If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead who would it be?  David Brooks – News Analyst from PBS
3. What is your favorite book? Christianity and Science by John Haught
4. What do you do in your free time? Read
5. Do you like chocolate? Love it!
6. If you could only eat the same meal for the rest of your life what would it be? Salad

Volunteer at LVGH
Interested in volunteering to help change students' lives?
Visit our website,, to check out available positions and to fill out an application.  

Join us at our Volunteer Appreciation Reception on June 9

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Barnes and Noble in Manchester is hosting a Family Fun Night for LVGH students, tutors and friends on Friday June 24, 2016 from 5:30-7:30PM. Come out for a fun night for the whole family. 
Check out all the pictures from our 7th annual Read. Learn. Grow. Gala.  HERE

LVGH is participating in Birdies for Charity with the Travelers Championship. To learn how you can participate click on the logo. 
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