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Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex and Passaic Counties

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Give the Gift of Literacy

Life is limited when you can't read medical label warnings, correspondence from your child’s teacher, 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: Learn to teach ESL and Basic Literacy with LVA.

Become a volunteer literacy tutor by attending our 18-hour tutor training course at

Montclair Public Library, by Mary Kao
50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Saturdays, 12:15-3:45 pm
January 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, & 15, 2020

Volunteers work once per week for two hours or more 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 emartin@lvaep.org, or register through our website www.lvaep.org.

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About Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex and Passaic Counties

Location:

Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003, US

Mission Statement

The Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex and Passaic, is a non-profit, volunteer-based educational organization that promotes and fosters increased adult literacy in the New Jersey counties of Essex and Passaic.

Description

The Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex and Passaic, is a non-profit, volunteer-based educational organization that promotes and fosters increased adult literacy in the New Jersey counties of Essex and Passaic.

WHEN

Sat Jan 11, 2020 - Sat Feb 15, 2020
12:15 PM - 03:45 PM  

WHERE

Montclair Public Library50 South Fullerton AvenueMontclair, NJ 07042

(40.8117,-74.21876)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • A few hours per week.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Ellen at emartin@lvaep.org or 973/566-6200 x217

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