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
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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...for yourself, a family member or friend
Silent Auction Still Going!
We have three items from our silent auction left and the first person who bids on the items can have it!
1) La Mer- by Estee Lauder
This is their most expensive product and this selection includes
products for the eyes and face.
Retail value- $315....it can be yours for only $125!
2) Overnight stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Mahwah
Includes one overnight stay (Friday to Sunday) with complimentary breakfast.
Value- $175....it can be yours for only $75.
3) Konica Minolta bizhub 3300P Printer
The bizhub 3300P B&W Single Function Laser Printer outperforms ordinary desktop printers, delivering up to 35 ppm in high-resolution B&W.
Value- $288....it can be yours for only $100.
Please contact Larry at 201-488-7979 or Jill at 201-489-7066 ext 2 to claim these valuable items.