You Can Make a Difference



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


90 Broad Street, 2nd fl
United States


Yes, you can make a difference in the life of an adult who cannot speak, understand, read and write English, one who can't communicate with a doctor or a son or daughter's school teacher, or complete a job application. Pick up a new skill and learn all about another culture by spending two hours a week tutoring an adult. Our students come from the U.S. and more than 100 countries other countries and our tutors tell us they usually gain more than they give. Senior citizens and college students are welcome. Start by attending one of our 18--hour training courses. No experience or knowledge of another language required. Our next weekday training workshop takes place as follows:


West Orange Public Library -by Mary Kao 

46 Mount Pleasant Ave.

West Orange, NJ 07052

Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, & 14 


Hilton Branch, Maplewood Memorial Library 

-by Mary O’Connor 

1688 Springfield Ave. 

Maplewood, NJ 07040 

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00 pm

October 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 & November 5, 2018  


Attendance at all sessions of your workshop is highly recommended. Registration forms can be found through this link: Please return registration materials and registration fee at least two weeks prior to the first session of your workshop, when possible. A copy of our newsletter can be found at can also register by telephone, which takes about five minutes.

 We have a waiting list of students in Bloomfield, and other Essex and Passaic County communities waiting for your help. Share your gift of literacy with others. No experience necessary; we provide training and plenty of support.


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please contact Ellen Martin for more information at or try our phones at 973-566-6200 x217.