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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


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