San Francisco

Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Bay Area office 131 Steuart St., Suite 205 San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 977-7436 [email protected]
Bay Area director Lisa Peckler (415) 977-7435 [email protected]
Senior program manager Corinne Jaffe-Gellman (415) 977-7436 [email protected]

Become a reading tutor by volunteering for one hour each week! Bay Area children in grades K-5 need urgent help to reach their full potential.

Inspired by Jewish values of social justice, JCL mobilizes volunteer reading tutors from all backgrounds and supports parents and child- and family-serving organizations to help emerging and struggling readers in grades K-5. Many are English language learners.

Sign up for a training session at JCL provides initial training, continuing education and customized support from literacy experts. A caring presence and commitment can make all the difference  by partnering with children striving to catch up from years of pandemic-related learning loss.

Staff will match volunteers with one or more students at public schools, afterschool programs and nonprofits in San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay and on the Peninsula.