Read with the Children

Information & Orientation Session– Tuesday, September 20th, 9:30 AM

YOU can help children in our local elementary schools succeed by volunteering just one hour per week.  The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL), a nondenominational/nonsectarian program, recruits, trains and places volunteer reading partners to share the pleasures of reading and conversation, one to one with a child who can benefit from the attention of a caring adult. Children learn the pleasures of reading and learning from caring adults and volunteers experience the thrill of helping students love to learn.

JCL invites you to enjoy a unique, custom-built volunteer opportunity to help our community (and from all accounts, the experience has a tremendously positive impact on the volunteers themselves!).  You, the reading partner, choose the day, time, specific school and grade of the student that works best for you -- just one hour of your time each week to literally help transform the life of a child.  Talking and reading together, the volunteer shares the pleasures of reading and conversation, helping the child to become a confident reader and a better communicator.  Can you think of a better way to use an hour?

Attend JCL’s Information and Orientation:  Tuesday, September 20th, 9:30 AM at the JCC in Woodbridge.  All our welcome.  No previous experience needed.  Contact Brenda Brenner at bbrenner@jewishnewhaven.org or 203 387-2424 x 308 for further information.

JCL, a proud recipient of a 2015 TAPS award from the New Haven Public Schools, and the 2007 Superintendent’s Award, granted by the New Haven Network for Public Education, is a project of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.  JCL continues to be included on each partner school’s improvement plan,

Volunteer Requirements: 
no previous experience required
Created: July 20, 2016 - 12:07pm
-- Updated: August 25, 2016 - 1:02pm