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JJewish Coalition for Literacy
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

Help a Child * Make a Difference * Change the World
    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.


    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

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