Literacy New Jersey exists so all adults have the opportunity to read, write, and communicate effectively. We do this by training volunteer tutors to help adult learners and by supporting a network of literacy programs. 

Literacy New Jersey provides free instruction to adults who need help with reading, writing, math and speaking English. Trained volunteer tutors work with adults one-to-one or in small groups to help them improve their language and literacy skills so they can reach their life goals.

Literacy NJ:

  • Offers free adult literacy services in eight counties: Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean, Sussex, Union, and (west) Hudson.
  • Provides comprehensive training to prepare community volunteers to tutor adults.
  • Provides professional development, technical assistance, training and other support services to 14 affiliate member programs.
  • Develops and disseminates instructional materials and training on key topics in adult literacy.
  • Advocates on behalf of a statewide network of programs for increased funding and increased visibility for the need for adult literacy services.


Board of Trustees


Burlington County Programs

Gloucester County Programs

  • Matt Ford
    Program Director
    Gloucester County

Mercer County Programs

Middlesex County Programs

Ocean County Programs

Sussex County Programs

Union County Programs

West Hudson Programs