Wednesday, September 10, 2014


                                     Margie Shapiro with her student

 What could be more meaningful than making a difference in a child's life?  By volunteering just one hour a week, you can be partnered with a local school child and help develop a love of reading.  No previous experience, no problem.The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is prepared to train and place you in a rewarding one-on-one situation that will impact the student in positive ways, improve their reading skills and help them gain confidence through individualized help.

On Wednesday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, an orientation meeting will be held featuring Fay E. Brown, Ph.D.Associate Research Scientist, Yale Child Study Center; Krista Bergin, Literacy Intervention Facilitator, New Haven Board of Ed and Cheryl C. Durwin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology Assistant Chairperson, Psychology Department, SCSU, an esteemed panel that will present
best practices of reading with a child and highlight the importance of reading partners offering  children  a  nurturing opportunity to help them succeed.

You will be able to choose the school, grade level, day of the week and hour of the day to be teamed with a welcoming student.  Call 203-387-2424, ex. 308 or online at

Give of yourself to this worthy cause and you will be all the better for it.

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