We would appreciate any help to successfully carry out our mission of promoting literacy needs for adults in our community.
You can donate online on this page,
or by check to: Literacy Volunteers, a program of the Friends of the Bridgeport Library, 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
Your donation makes a difference!
Here's what some former students have said about how their lives have been affected by the LVBPT:
“Every morning I wake up happy to go to into work. Thanks to Literacy Volunteers and the wonderful staff and volunteers, I am now a nurse’s assistant
at St. Vincent’s Hospital and I plan to go on to become an RN.” – M.H., Basic Literacy student
“My name is Jenny and that’s spelled J-E-N-N-Y. I can spell that now! I can fill out applications and visit the doctor on my own. I can shop and not
buy bleach instead of ammonia. My tutor has given me confidence.” – J.V., Basic Literacy student
“It’s a long and difficult struggle but definitely worth it – and amazing. Life is so hard if you cannot speak English When everyone speaks the same language, we can
understand each other better.” – M.C., ESOL student
“My teacher is wonderful. He never makes me feel bad, even when I make mistakes. Working with him has been the best experience in my life!” – J.R., ESOL student
"It's a blessing and a privilege to be given the opportunity to change peoples' lives for the better." -- DF, tutor
"Literacy volunteering is truly rewarding. My student is excited, energized, and proud of her accomplishments. The relationship we have developed has surely helped motivate her to try things she finds very difficult.
For my part, I feel that I get just as much out of this experience (and possibly more) as she does!" -- ST, tutor