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The Problems We Don't Talk About

I am currently about halfway through Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Essentially, it outlines the enormity of the problem of eviction in low income communities.



Holiday Season 2016-2017

Thank you for your support during 2016 as we renewed our passion and commitment for adult literacy. And what better year was there to focus on adult literacy than 2016? 


Good Board Members

Literacy New York helps organizations in our network build their capacity—so they can do great things! Part of the formula for having a stellar organization is having the right people on the bus, so to speak. This includes board members!


We Help Executive Directors

Running a nonprofit organization is no small feat. As a leader steps into his or her role, feelings of anxiety and fear may be overwhelming. 


Lifelong Learning

Save the Date for the NYACCE 65th Annual Conference ,to be held on April 24 - 26, 2017 at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany. 


Expanding Opportunities for Older Learners

The US Department of Education's New Approach-Expanding Opportunities for Older Learners


Network Power

We like to stress the power of the network at LNY, because it has proven to be a strong, unifying force since our inception.


Why is Adult Literacy Important?

Adult Literacy is really important—and if you can't see it from the perspective of helping adults, consider it from the perspective of helping kids. 


What Causes Illiteracy?

As you know, Literacy New York supports adult literacy initiatives, working with literacy groups throughout New York State. You may wonder though—Why are adults illiterate? What causes illiteracy?


Capacity Building

Wherever you go in the nonprofit world, it seems like everyone is talking about capacity building these days. We've been doing it at LNY since 1974--albeit without the trendy name.


Just rolled out a new Intake to Outcomes Tutor Training!

The module we reviewed today was Successful Tutoring. There are new slides, a new format and lots of time to practice planning lessons.  Here's a screen shot of one of our new slides.....more to come!


Literacy Leads...

On March 8, 2014 Maria Burke, Executive Director of LV Franklin/Essex spoke at the United Way of the Adirondack's annual appreciation dinner.


Daphne Greenberg at TEDxPeachtree - speaking about adult literacy

Here's a link to a YouTube TED talk about adult literacy. In 12 minutes, Daphne Greenberg covers a lot of ground- statistics, coping with low literacy, family and socio economic issues, funding, waiting lists, real people/real stories.... This is why we do what we do!

Daphne Greenberg on adult literacy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGad2PKUhbE


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