Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey is pleased to announce that starting this fall, the Bergen Reads program will transition to the Bergen Volunteer Center Hackensack. The two non-profits will be working together this summer to ensure a smooth transition for the 125 volunteers and the 300 students in the program.

“The Bergen Volunteer Center is thrilled to be working with Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey on Bergen Reads in the 2019-2020 school year,” says Lynne Algrant, CEO of BVC. “By engaging volunteers to help young readers, Bergen Reads both improves the lives of young readers and strengthens the community by promoting and advancing literacy. At the Bergen Volunteer Center, we are committed to engaging volunteers to meet community needs in meaningful and impactful ways. Thus, Bergen Reads is a natural fit for us to manage and help grow.”

The principals, administrators, teachers, and volunteers are all looking forward to working with the Bergen Volunteer Center and feel confident that the program will continue seamlessly. Jason Shames, CEO, Jewish Federation, said: “Federation is very proud to have brought this program to the community 19 years ago and now, through our collaboration with Bergen Volunteer Center we are confident this program will continue to grow and flourish.”