Language and Literacy

Cross Cultural Connections

Cross Cultural Connections (CCC) is a program designed to bring UConn's international student population together with students who are more familiar with campus life. Through immersive experiences including those related to culture, language, and lifestyle in Storrs, students create bonds that are mutually fulfilling, open their minds to new perspectives, and experience different ways of life from all over the world. Partners meet weekly and with the program multiple times throughout the semester to improve English conversation skills, get to know each other, and learn more about various cultures. 


English Language Learners

English Language Learners (ELL) Family Literacy Program is designed to assist non-native English speaking adults improve their writing, reading, and verbal skills. UConn students work alongside community partners to provide individualized engagement and promote collaborative learning environments.

Site locations include: E.O. Smith High School, Mansfield Public Library, Rockville Family Learning Center, and Rockville High School.



America Reads

America Reads offers one-on-one and small group tutoring for numerous academic subjects, emphasizing literacy and math competencies. The program supports students from pre-K through 12th in preschools, elementary schools, and high schools in Mansfield, Willington, Windham and Hartford.

Site locations include: R.J. Kinsella Magnet School, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Southeast Elementary School, North Windham Elementary School, Windham Center School, Willington Center Elementary School, and various preschool sites.