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Building Literate Communities

In NYS, there are over

3.4 Million

Individuals who lack their HS Diploma, English
language proficiency, or both

News & Events

40%of low-skilled Americans
have earnings in the bottom

fifth of the wage spectrum

On average, a
High School Graduate Lives 6 to 9yrs

longer than a dropout

In the last 30yrs
workers without a High School
Degree experienced an

18.5% decline in real earnings

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Resources and Stories

Math Teaching Resources

Literacy NY, in our role as the State Technical Assistance Center, continues to support programs in teaching and tutoring in math. Our adult learners have great need in this area, and, along with the math tutor training modules available on the I2O online training system, there are numerous resources from the field. This list of resources was put together by subject-matter experts in teaching math to adult learners-- check it out!

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NYATEP Acts as a Voice In Workforce Development

"NYATEP, New York Association of Training and Education Professionals (https://www.nyatep.org), acts as a Voice for programs engaged in workforce development, builds the Knowledge of that cohort, and pursues Progress in workforce initiatives, moving the field forward.

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Welcome to Literacy New York

22% percent of New York State residents suffer needlessly from low literacy, severely limiting their quality of life and often leading to unemployment, poverty, health issues, and even incarceration.

We are here to help.

Literacy New York was founded on a vision and mission to serve adults and families most in need of literacy services.
Specifically, the Literacy New York mission is to lead and support adult literacy initiatives through:
  • Enhancing the capacity of providers
  • Engaging volunteers in service
  • Creating public awareness and
  • Building more literate communities
The overarching vision that drives all of our work is that:
Literacy leads to all individuals, families, and communities reaching their full potential.
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