Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Someone, a teacher or a parent, opened the door to amazing vistas when they taught you how to read.  That skill has brought color and excitement to your life and now might be the perfect time to return that gift to a child in need.

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy has been matching volunteers with children in the New Haven elementary schools and asks you to consider donating one hour a week of your time to this worthy endeavor.  The JCL, who has won awards for this service, will train and support you in this one-on-one educational project.

You have the ability to change a child’s life for the better, increase confidence, improve mastery scores, encourage conversation and help read for the sheer pleasure of it.  On Tthursday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m., come to the Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge for an introduction to this exciting program.  No previous experience is required.  Call 203-387-2424, ext. 308 and speak to Brenda Brenner, the coordinator, or contact her by email at

This nondenominational/nonsectarian program is open to the community.  You can tailor it to meet your schedule: select your school, grade level, day and time.  Make a difference and change the world one precious child at a time.

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