Literacy Partners, Inc.

Rating: 4.81 stars   26 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 30 E 33rd St 6th Flr New York NY 10016 USA

Mission: Literacy Partners believes that the ability to read is an essential element of an enriched and fulfilling life. Our high quality, community-based literacy programs in New York City empower adults to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, and citizens.
Programs: Adult Basic Education (ABE),Family Literacy/ESL,ESL,Pre-GED,GED,Employment PreparationProgram Components:Financial Literacy,Health Literacy
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Literacy Partners does great work rescuing students who failed in the conventional educational system. I had the rewarding experience of interviewing one such client of Literacy Partners who had been tutored by Virginia Koenig, the author of “How to Learn-How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension.” It was fascinating to hear how Ms. Koenig applied the principles discussed in her book, along with those of the Montessori method of which she is a practitioner, to rescue the student and recover and empower his ability to learn. Basically, the underlying principle is that we all have the ability to learn — but the big issue is: what gets in its way? Ms. Koenig applied the answers to this question with her student to recover him. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm for learning he now possesses along with the confidence he has in his abilities as a successful student.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not been a client of Literacy Partners, but have seen the results of its work with quite a number of its clients, and the results a stellar . . . they are saving lives from ruin.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their dedication to helping folks.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderfully dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more people and render more help . . . . but more importantly, it would be able to benefit our society so much more.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

 
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