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The Literacy Program at JFS

About the Literacy Program

Reading Programs for Kids

The Literacy Program at JFS aims to promote a love of reading and support literacy in the Rochester community. The program partners with schools in the Rochester City School District, where volunteers are matched with students to provide one-on-one reading support. Volunteers are trained and supervised to work with students from kindergarten to third grade to improve their reading comprehension and help them achieve grade-level reading goals. By fostering a love of reading and supporting literacy, the Literacy Program at JFS helps students succeed in their academic pursuits and beyond.


Please click here to register as a volunteer, or contact Mandy Hartman at for more information. 


The Rochester Jewish Coalition for Literacy is generously supported by:

William & Sheila Konar Foundation
Manning & Napier
Jewish Federation of Rochester
Jewish Family Services


Volunteers are vital to the Literacy program. Apply to become a Literacy volunteer today!