Inspired by Jewish values of social justice, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy is dedicated to eliminating childhood illiteracy by mobilizing tutors, engaging parents and growing libraries to help underserved public school children throughout the Bay Area.

Literacy programs

JCL trains volunteer reading tutors and places them in public elementary schools to provide one-one-one reading support to low-income, struggling readers in grades K-3. JCL also conducts workshops for parents with limited English skills, providing them with techniques to make reading at home with their children fun and engaging. We also collect and distribute high-quality books and other reading materials to students and parents so they can read together at home.

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