The Literacy Project

Providing free basic education and high school equivalency classes to adults

The Literacy Project (TLP) provides free classes to adults in basic skills, high school equivalency, and college and career readiness in five locations and online. It provides programs and opportunities that support participants to engage meaningfully and equitably in the economic, social, cultural and civic life of their communities. TLP has locations in Amherst, Greenfield, Northampton, Orange, and Ware.  

ENGAGEMENT DETAILS:  TLP relies on approximately 100 community volunteers each year to take part in all aspects of their programs, from tutoring students to maintaining computers to raising much-needed funds. Most volunteers assist in classes, working under the direction of the staff instructor, once a week for a few hours. TLP is looking for volunteers (18 years or older) who are excited about its mission, have a high school diploma or equivalent, are conversationally fluent in English, can commit to 6 months or 2 school semesters, and are willing to learn alongside the teacher and students.  Classes in Amherst are offered Monday-Thursday, 9:15-12:30.  For more information and to apply:  Bus from campus:  PVTA #30 or 45 to Amherst Glass stop and go down Main St. to the Jewish Community of Amherst at 742 Main St.


Margaret Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator
413-774-3934 ext 15


Administrative Office 15 Bank Row, Suite C Greenfield, MA 01301