We provide free tutoring services by trained volunteers to adults in need of basic literacy education, HSE (GED) preparation and ESL in the Bergen County New Jersey area.
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.
|| Did you know that 1 in 4 American adults volunteers in their community? And together, American volunteers donate nearly 7.9 billion hours of service annually?
According to the Independent Sector, the latest national value of volunteer time is $25.68 per hour.
Using our current number of students and tutors along with our expenses for the last fiscal year, Project Literacy has calculated the value of our adult education volunteer work in the Greater Bergen County, New Jersey area is
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
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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...help an adult learn to read
...promote literacy in Bergen County
...for yourself, a family member or friend
Upcoming Classes: The next tutor training is scheduled to begin
on Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8:30pm and continue for the next four Wednesdays to April 6. A followup
class will be held April 20. This is a combined training for prospective adult basic skills and English as a second language tutors, introducing them to techniques and guidelines
to help them work effectively with their students.
All classes take place at Bergen Community College Ciarco Learning Center at 355 Main St. in Hackensack, NJ 07601.
We ask that you arrive 15 minutes earlier on the first evening in order to complete the necessay paperwork. Please bring a current resume with you and
two references. There is a $20 materials fee for the book and training materials. Thank you for your efforts.
For more information, please email Antonio Brugnoli.