Volunteer for ESL?

Have you ever considered being a volunteer for ESL?
Or maybe you would like to take an ESL class?

Conversational ESL classes are offered to the public free of charge.  The classes are separated into three different levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.  In the classes, individuals have the opportunity to talk through different topics each week with small group leaders and community volunteers.  Classes are fun, relaxing and designed to help build community in addition to improving the individuals English.  Classes are run from September through early December and mid-March through mid-June each year.  Individuals should call 856-455-2509 for more information or they can show up for class on Tuesday or Thursday night during the class dates listed above.

Location: 136 E Commerce St., Bridgeton NJVolunteer for ESL?, esl1

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6-8 pm

Requirements: None

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Volunteer for ESL?

Children flock to renovated Bridgeton playground

BRIDGETON — Rain wasn’t enough to stop a new generation of children from enjoying the long-awaited reopening of Johnson Reeves Playground.

On Thursday afternoon, city officials and residents joined together in the pouring rain to cut the ribbon for the revived Johnson Reeves Playground on East Avenue and York Street.

Veronica Camacho, 8, cuts the ribbon during the reopening of Johnson Reeves Playground in Bridgeton, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Joe Warner | For NJ.com)

Mayor Albert Kelly and several other city residents reminisced about their childhood summer days spent at the park, sliding on the hot, metal playground equipment and playing baseball before breaking away for lunch and then coming back to play until dinner.

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Community playground resurrected in Bridgeton

This story is from The Daily Journal Online.  www.dailyjournal.com

BRIDGETON – Many older residents have fond memories of the Johnson Reeves Playground as a joyous neighborhood destination on warm summer nights.

But the playground fell apart decades ago, succumbing to a lack of upkeep and care that left it barren of the joy and innocence it once commanded.

Now all that’s history, as city officials and the score of volunteers who have helped them revitalize the site over the last two years will celebrate its grand reopening Thursday.

“Neighborhood revitalization starts with a sense of community pride,” Mayor Albert B. Kelly said. “We wanted Johnson Reeves (playground) to be viable and ultimately a source of pride for residents.”

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