LITERACY NEW YORK INC Overview
Target demographics: LNY was founded with a vision and mission to serve adults and families most in need of literacy services. Our long-term commitment to serve the “hardest to reach and hardest to teach” literacy learners is reinforced by the ability to translate our mission into effective practice. LNY targets and serves a diverse cross-section of learners at the lowest National Reporting System (NRS) literacy levels. Many of these adults face multiple learning barriers, including a lack of English language proficiency and a range of learning disabilities. LNY’s individualized tutorial programs accommodate learners through flexible instruction that is research-based and provides real-life contextualized learning. To ensure that our services are coordinated and complimentary and to extend our technical capacity, we access appropriate outside resources and partner with a range of national, state, and community organizations.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 6,000 basic literacy and English language learners; over 6,000 volunteers.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Tutor a Basic Literacy or English Language learner; help with office administrative tasks: newsletters, mailings, fund raising, and more.
Geographic areas served: The LNY network serves 55 NY State counties from Buffalo to Long Island and the North County to the Southern Tier.
Programs: Literacy New York (LNY) and its accredited network of 35 local, community-based affiliates provide high quality, individualized one-to-one and small group tutoring to low reading level literacy and English language learners. .
For nearly 40 years, the LNY state office has provided volunteer-based literacy organizations the tools they need to develop management, governance, and instructional capacity. LNY’s goal is to ensure that programs implement sound volunteer and financial management practices, and provide quality instruction that will offer learners, tutors, and instructors the greatest chance for success.
During our decades of service, we have touched the lives of tens of thousands of adults seeking to improve their literacy skills.