Due to COVID-19, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) program is temporarily suspended.

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Coaches Comments

“The friendliness and enthusiasm these kids exude every week have made it a true pleasure for me as a Literacy volunteer. There is no doubt that I get as much, if not more, out of our weekly meetings as the children.” 

  –Eric D. Bieber, Literacy volunteer

“My students just love their literacy volunteers. They provide that one-on-one attention that as a classroom teacher, I cannot provide. My students benefit by getting extra practice with their reading skills so they can be more successful readers.” 

 –Susan Fowler, 2nd Grade Teacher, Delaware Community School, Albany

“I like teaching Jason new words, a love of reading, and giving him books to bring home to read with his parents.” 

 –Dona Wildove, Literacy volunteer