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The mission of the San Antonio Jewish Coalition for Literacy is to provide "at risk" students with one-on-one tutoring once a week. Tutors are of all races and religious faiths. Our immediate goal is to have consistent, caring volunteers who will serve not only as teachers but also as friends and role models for the students. As mentors, the tutors encourage students to live up to their potential and set goals for themselves. Our visionary goal is that the students who are helped will be more likely to finish high school, get a complete education, and become more productive citizens. Another mission of the San Antonio Coalition for Literacy is to provide classes in English as a Second Language for adults whose native language is not English. The classes will include, but are not limited to parents of students in the literacy program. Students learn basic English grammar, conversation, and preparation for citizenship. The long-term goals for the adult students are that they become more proficient in English, more productive citizens in our community, and obtain better jobs.
The San Antonio Jewish Coalition for Literacy began in 1989 as a community outreach program of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. The project won the Volunteer Spirit Award from San Antonio Youth Literacy in 1993.
- Nathan Ratner
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