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We provide free tutoring services by trained volunteers to adults in need of basic literacy education (reading and writing), HSE (GED) preparation, math and ESL in the Bergen County New Jersey area.

ProLiteracy Book Fund and Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County

Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County has been chosen to as the recipient of a National Book Fund award. This partnership is to promote public awareness activities of literacy in the United States.

ProLiteracy promotes adult literacy through content development, programs, and advocacy. Our goal is to help literacy programs increase the quantity and quality of services provided. - See more at:

These books, on a variety of subjects, will be available soon for you to borrow to enhance your tutoring experience with your student.

Why Literacy?

Parents should be able to read to their children...

Workers can't fill out job applications if they're unable to read...

Immigrants get left behind because they can't speak English...

Illiteracy affects us all in terms of higher unemployment, poverty and crime.

Did you know that 1 in 4 American adults volunteers in their community? And together, American volunteers donate nearly 7.9 billion hours of service annually?

According to the Independent Sector, the latest national value of volunteer time is $25.68 per hour.

Using our current number of students and tutors along with our expenses for the last fiscal year, Project Literacy has calculated the value of our adult education volunteer work in the Greater Bergen County, New Jersey area is $364,555.


Facts You May Not Have Known About Literacy

  • 44 million people in the United States cannot read well enough to fill out a job application, read a food label, read a simple story to their child or fill out a bank deposit slip properly
  • One of out every ten drivers you meet on the highway cannot read the road signs
  • For every dollar that is spent on adult illiteracy, society reaps $7.14 in return either through increased revenues or decreased expenditures such as health care or job training
  • The United States is only 49th out of 156 ranked countries when it comes to literacy
  • Literacy problems cost businesses approximately $225 billion a year in lost productivity
  • More than 150,000 people in Bergen County alone cannot read beyond the fourth grade level. More than 93 million adults in the US have limited reading skills

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From the Bergen Record 6/6/2016:

marko georgiev / bergen record staff photographer

Adult literacy tutors are always in demand

"It's scary," says Christopher C. Stout, executive director of Project Literacy. "Statistics say that one in 10 drivers can't read the road signs." more...

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Upcoming Events:

13th Annual Gala "Paint the Town Read", Friday, October 21, 2016, Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ.
Honoring Thomas M. Eastwick, Founder/President Eastwick College

Tutor Training

Upcoming Classes:
The Fall Training will take place 6:30PM-8:30PM on the following evenings:

Thursdays, September 22 and 29, October 6, 13 and 20. The followup session will be November 3.

People interested in tutoring who have previous tutoring or teaching experience may be able to receive individual training soon after applying.

These are a combined trainings for prospective adult basic skills and English as a second language tutors, introducing them to techniques and guidelines to help them work effectively with their students.

All classes take place at Bergen Community College Ciarco Learning Center at 355 Main St. in Hackensack, NJ 07601.

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes earlier on the first evening in order to complete the necessary paperwork. Please bring a current resume with you and two references. There is a $20 materials fee for the book and training materials. Thank you for your efforts. For more information, please email Antonio Brugnoli.

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