Help an adult learn to read, help an entire family


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Mon Apr 03, 2017 01:00 PM - Thu Apr 20, 2017 04:00 PM


Hilton Branch, Maplewood Memorial Library1688 Springfield AveMaplewood, NJ 07040


When you help an adult learn to read and write, you help an entire family.

Literacy can lead to a job, a better job, the ability to read to one’s children, help with their homework and read correspondence sent home from school. It can lead to a driver’s license, a high school diploma or equivalency, to citizenship, to a better life.

At Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties, we help adults achieve all of those things. But we need your help: We need more volunteers to teach Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

No teaching experience or knowledge of a second language is required, just a desire to help. We are plumbers and secretaries, job seekers, administrators, retired teachers, journalists, even a former Peace Corps member or two. Our students are from the United States and more than 150 other countries - from Albania to Zimbabwe. Many are waiting for help.

A great way to help is to join our tutor training workshop in Maplewood, which meets on six Monday and Thursday afternoons at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Memorial Library, 1:00-4:00 pm, April 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 2017. Attendance at all sessions is highly recommended.

It’s not too late to help improve the life of an adult and his or her family. For more information, visit our website at or call our office at the Bloomfield Public Library at 973-566-6200, ext. 217.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Two hours per week for one year
  • High school diploma or equivalency required

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