Literacy Volunteers on the Green Receives $5,000 donation from AT&T Connecticut

February 20, 2014

Release from Literacy Volunteers on the Green.

AT&T Connecticut today announced a $5,000 donation to the Literacy Volunteers on the Green for the purpose of improving their workplace literacy offerings.

Senator Clark Chapin nominated Literacy Volunteers on the Green for the donation and was on hand to welcome the announcement. “It is important that individuals master the English language to succeed in any career,” said Senator Chapin. “Literacy is a problem for many individuals in Connecticut, and Literacy Volunteers in the Green tackles the issue head on. I applaud AT&T for making this generous donation in support of such a vital local organization.”

Literacy Volunteers on the Green’s mission is to help individuals maintain and improve their quality of life through mastery of the English language. They do this by promoting English literacy among individuals in Litchfield and Fairfield counties of Connecticut and surrounding areas in order to help them become independent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of English through classes as well as natural, authentic, real-life activities and experiences.

Literacy Volunteers on the Green also helps students utilize technology to locate and apply for jobs and to improve workplace literacy.

“This donation will help us further our mission and give more participants the tools that they will need to succeed in life and their careers,” stated Jacqueline Farrell, the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers on the Green. “AT&T Connecticut’s contribution is great news for our students and we certainly appreciate their generosity.”

“AT&T is committed to helping better prepare individuals for success in the workplace and careers,” stated Kinson Perry, Director External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T Connecticut. “Literacy Volunteers on the Green is precisely the type of organization that we look to support and we’re proud to play a role in its development and success.”

Senator Chapin hosted a Town Hall forum in New Milford to discuss the new legislative session. He addressed issues raised by the public ranging from aquatic invasive species and the struggling economy to the common core curriculum. Click to read more.