Adult Literacy Programs

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Adult literacy programs offer instruction to adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills.  Programs are held in varied settings such as libraries, schools, family resource centers, YMCAs and other community centers.  Some organizations such as Literacy Volunteers also offer instruction in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), GED test preparation, mathematics and other educational subjects.  Standardized tests are often used to help determine the literacy levels of students and to track their individual progress in their classes.

Where to Find an Adult Literacy Program
Information on adult literacy programs can be found by contacting organizations such as Literacy Volunteers (, public libraries or your local/regional school district.  Adult literacy programs in Connecticut can also be found by calling 2-1-1.

To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:
Search by service name: Literacy Programs


SOURCES: 2-1-1 database; ProLiteracy Worldwide website