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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.
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 $22.55 per hour.

Using state volunteer values along with data from our Annual Member Reports, ProLiteracy has calculated the value of adult education volunteer work in New Jersey is $2,033,671.20.

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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Upcoming Events:

Tutor Training The next tutor training will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:30-8:30 and continue for the next four Wednesdays to April 1. A followup class will be held April 15. For more information, please email Jill Wright.

Project Literacy's 5th Annual Leap For Literacy Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7PM at the Bergen Academies located at 200 Hackensack Ave in Hackensack. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Award-winning dancers come together to raise funds for Project Literacy of Bergen County and for the Carmen Pichardo Scholarship Fund.



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.

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