New Milford Mayor Pete Bass welcomes new citizens at Literacy Volunteers on the Green's Celebration of Literacy gala held at 19 Main on Saturday, May 11. From left are: Mayor Pete Bass; Navia Payano; Minju Jung and Seongho Hong. All three new citizens are students at Literacy Volunteers on the Green. Literacy Volunteers on the Green helps individuals maintain and improve their quality of life through mastery of the English language. The organization promotes 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.