Singleton partners with Literacy NJ for community service project in Riverside

Singleton partners with Literacy NJ for community service project in Riverside

MOORESTOWN – In honor of June being National Immigrant Heritage Month, Senator Troy Singleton is planning a community service project in partnership with Riverside Township and with Literacy NJ to help their “English as a Second Language” students practice the language English. The “Serving with Senator Singleton” event will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Spring Garden Park in Riverside.

The senator and volunteers will help beautify the park, performing tasks such as park cleanup, mulching and planting, while practicing conversational English with Literacy NJ students. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up here:

“With June being National Immigrant Heritage Month, there’s no better time to recognize the diverse immigrant groups who contribute to the history and culture of our state,” said the senator. Singleton. “It’s also a great opportunity to partner with our friends at Literacy NJ to help their students become more fluent in the English language. We hope others will join us as we work together to not only help these students master their fluency, but also to clean up this beloved Riverside park.

Literacy New Jersey is an organization that helps adults have the ability to read, write and communicate effectively. Literacy New Jersey offers free classes for adults who need help with reading, writing, counting and speaking English. Trained volunteer tutors work with adults to help them improve their language and literacy skills so they can achieve their life goals.

Each month, Senator Singleton recruits a team of volunteers to help with a particular community service project. This event will be the Senator’s 42nd “Serving with Senator Singleton” event since becoming a state senator in 2018. Previous volunteer efforts include: indoor and outdoor cleanup days, animal welfare projects , clothing and supply drives, painting projects and community events. -up and staffing. To date, over 1,600 hours have been donated by volunteers to local community service projects.

“I am guided by the idea that service is the rent we pay to live on this earth. These monthly community service events have been a priority since I became a state senator and they will continue to be. They brought together people from different backgrounds, ages and perspectives for a common purpose – to serve their community,” Singleton said.

Jill E. Washington