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Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:15 PM - Sat Feb 24, 2018 03:45 PM


Montclair Public Library50 South Fullerton AvenueMontclair, NJ 07042


Life is limited when you can't read medical label warnings, correspondence from your childrens' teachers, instructions on a new appliance, complete a job application, read a street sign, directions, or apply for a driver's license. Yet many adults find themselves in exactly that position, particularly here in Essex County, where one in every four adults is considered functionally illiterate in English, according to U.S. Department of Education data.

When you help an adult, you help her or his entire family. At Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties, we have a long list of U.S. citizens and immigrants, among them refugees and asylum seekers, waiting for help in learning to speak, understand, read, and write in English. But we need volunteers to teach them. Here's how you can help:

Become a volunteer literacy tutor by attending our tutor training course at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042, Saturdays, 12:15-3:45 pm, on January 27, February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018.

After training, volunteers work once per week for two hours and earn a certificate as tutors of Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages from Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), one of the largest non-profit adult literacy organizations in the country. And more than that, they help improve the lives of adults and their family members.

For more information, please contact LVA at 973-566-6200, ext 217, via email rbenali@lvaep.org, via text at 973-441-3200, or register through our website www.lvaep.org


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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Two hours per week
  • High school diploma required

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