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Literacy Partners, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education

Mission: Literacy Partners strengthens families through a two-generation approach to education. With our free classes, low-income parents in New York City develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in today’s world. Our research-based curriculum also incorporates child development and parenting support to help parents boost their children’s early reading, school readiness, and social-emotional growth.

Programs: Adult Basic Education (ABE),Family Literacy/ESL,ESL,Pre-GED,GED,Employment PreparationProgram Components:Financial Literacy,Health Literacy

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with Literacy Partners as a volunter on the special events committee. In keeping with our mission, we are committed to events which are linked to books and reading. Visiting classes if very moving, it's wonderful to see the commitment of students struggling to sound out words and improve their reading skills. Working with Fleet Bank (now Bankof America) we created the Fleet Scholars, a program to support and sponsor particular students. In honor of past board member Sonny Sloan we helped fund a class room at headquarters which is dedicated to her. Supporting Literacy Partners enables us to increase the number of adult New Yorkers we are teaching to read. We are hoping to obtain additional and improved teaching computers and to expand programs to teach particular practical skills. The board is made up of particularly committed members who contribute time and real effort toward helping the organization function effectively.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great charity! We helped 3000+ adults in NYC learn how to read last year, making them better parents and members of their communities.