Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Who We Are

The Bay Area Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is an affiliate of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. JCL aims to help reverse the trend of illiteracy across the country by mobilizing thousands of volunteer reading tutors, organizing book drives, and developing advocacy for public education.

Our Program

The Bay Area JCL has regional offices in San Francisco, the East Bay, and the Peninsula. Reading volunteers attend one training session and are placed in a public elementary school or after–school program in grades K-3, depending on the tutoring site’s need and volunteer convenience. Volunteers work one-on-one with a student and/or provide read aloud sessions for classes or small groups. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of one hour per week for the duration of the school year —but many find they wish to do much more!

The information above can be found on the official website of Jewish Coalition for Literacy. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website:

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