Three quarters of fourth graders in the Bay Area read below grade level.
You can help.
Become a reading tutor.
Inspired by the Jewish values of social justice, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) fosters literacy among underserved students in public elementary schools by engaging the community as volunteer tutors. Each year, JCL recruits and trains approximately 400 volunteer reading tutors and places them in public elementary schools and afterschool programs throughout the Bay Area to work individually with struggling young readers. JCL's goal is to help ensure that all children can read by the end of third grade; if kids can't read by then, studies show that their options for the rest of their lives are severely limited.
To find out more about JCL and to register for a free training session in San Francisco, the East Bay or the Peninsula, click here.
"It's just great to see the drastic improvements in their reading levels as the year goes on."
Melissa Kleinbert, Jefferson Elementary
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Come to A Free JCL Tutor Training Workshop
You have 168 hours in your week.
She only needs one.
Inspired by the Jewish values of social justice and
Tikkun Olam, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL)
trains, places and supports volunteer reading tutors
in underserved public elementary schools
throughout the Bay Area.
REGISTER ONLINE BELOW....
SAN FRANCISCO - New Tutor Training Dates for Spring 2014:
- Thursday, March 27, 1:00-4:00pm
City College of San Francisco,50 Phelan Avenue (Ocean Ave Campus in the Multi-Use Building 240), San Francisco
- Wednesday, April 2, 5:30-8:30pm
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street, San Francisco
Register for a San Francisco Tutor Training Session
For San Francisco training and registration information, please contact Alexsandra Buckner or 415.369.9978 x105
PENINSULA - New Tutor Training Dates for Spring 2014:
- Thursday, April 3, 1:00-4:00pm
Mariano Castro Elementary School, 505 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View
- Sunday, May 4, 10:00-1:00pm
Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Ave., Foster City
Register for a Peninsula Tutor Training Session
For Peninsula training and registration information, please contact Judy Pam-Bycel or 650.847.1718
EAST BAY - New Tutor Training Dates for Spring 2014:
- Wednesday, March 5, 1:00-4:00
Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
- Wednesday, March 12, 1:00-4:00pm
Congregation B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek
Register for a East Bay Tutor Training Session
For East Bay training and registration information, please contact Judy Pam-Bycel or 510.318.6474
JCL is a joint project of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Community Federation, managed by the JCRC