Nearly half of America's 4th graders read below grade level, while America's Jews have almost a 100% literacy rate. This is an equation that should equal action by the Jewish community.
The Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy serves as an umbrella organization that works to increase the Jewish community's involvement in the fight against illiteracy by mobilizing volunteer readers, tutors and book drive organizers. DJCL serves 2,000 students in programs that have been established in Detroit Public Schools and public schools throughout Oakland County.
Opportunities and times are flexible to meet each volunteer's availability.
For the latest DJCL newsletter, click here.
For more information about DJCL, contact Sandy Lippitt, JCRC Literacy Programs Coordinator ([email protected] or 248-642-2649).