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We provide free tutoring services by trained volunteers to adults in need of basic literacy education, GED preparation and ESL.

Parents should be able to read to their children...

Workers can't fill out job applications if they're unable to read...

Immigrants get left behind because they can't speak English...

Illiteracy affects us all in terms of higher unemployment, poverty and crime.

Facts You May Not Have Known About Literacy

  • 44 million people in the United States cannot read well enough to fill out a job application, read a food label, read a simple story to their child or fill out a bank deposit slip properly
  • One of out every ten drivers you meet on the highway cannot read the road signs
  • For every dollar that is spent on adult illiteracy, society reaps $7.14 in return either through increased revenues or decreased expenditures such as health care or job training
  • The United States is only 49th out of 156 ranked countries when it comes to literacy
  • Literacy problems cost businesses approximately $225 billion a year in lost productivity
  • More than 150,000 people in Bergen County alone cannot read beyond the fourth grade level. More than 93 million adults in the US have limited reading skills

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Upcoming Events:

Tutor Training The next tutor training will begin on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:30-8:30 and continue for the next four Wednesdays to November 5. A followup class will be held December 5. For more information, please email Jill Wright.

Project Literacy's 11th Annual Fundraising Gala. November 8, 2014 at the The View on the Hudson, Piermont, NY at 7PM. See Events for further information.

Suzanne’s Story

I came from West Africa in a country name Senegal. I came to America in 1998, I came in to this country without knowing how to even write my name properly because I never went to school before and the reason was that my parents could not afford it.

Coming to this country...

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