Bridge to Literacy is an international, student-led nonprofit that fosters a love of language through literacy in children from underserved communities around the world in Kenya, Honduras, Ukraine, Mexico, Gaza, and more. A PVSA (Presidential Volunteer Service Award)- certified organization, we provide students with access to greater opportunities while fostering meaningful relationships that transcend borders.
Bridge to Literacy engages students from all around the world, customizing our training to meet their needs. We provide a hybrid teaching solution that consists of pre-recorded lessons, live group sessions and live one-on-one sessions.
Impact starts with passion, and Bridge to Literacy is no exception. As first-generation Americans, National Spelling Bee competitors, and champion debaters respectively, co-founders Elizabeth Shvarts and Gary Shteyman are committed to spreading literacy to every child, no matter their financial background or geographic location. Please click on this link to learn more about our team.
Of course, our work to spread literacy internationally wouldn't be possible without our diverse, multi-faceted team of volunteers. Bridge to Literacy has 60+ high school students from across the United States in New York, Arizona, Illinois, California, and more, as well as around the world in countries like Nepal, Egypt, Canada, and India.
Your contribution will enable us to support our students and continue operations. We are very grateful for your generosity.
We are proud to be funded by the U.S. Department of State via the University of Iowa.
Funding for Bridge to Literacy has been provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs via the International Writing Program and the University of Iowa as the implementing partners.
Bridge to Literacy is a proud recipient of the Hershey Heart Warming Action Grant, a monetary award provided by the Hershey Foundation in partnership with the Heart Warming Project to support youth projects that spark connection and create community where they live.
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If you're unsure about what type of training will work best for you, just tell us a little more about your needs. We will get back to you as soon as possible with the answers you need!
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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