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LNY Strategic Action Plan and Current Board Meetings


Meeting Schedule

  • September 14, 2023 (Thursday)

    9:30 am to 10:30 am - Zoom

  • December 14, 2023 (Thursday)

    9:30 am to 10:30 am - Zoom

  • March 14, 2024 (Thursday)

    9:30 am to 10:30 am - Zoom

  • June 7, 2024 (Friday)

    10:30 am to 12:15 pm at White Eagle Conference Center


Call Schedule

  • As needed









Meeting Minutes

  Current Minutes


Literacy New York Strategic Action Plan 2020-24

Focus On Impact; Document Results

Our Mission: We increase the effectiveness of adult literacy practitioners and the capacity of programs so that adults, families, and communities reach their full potential.

Our Vision: In New York State and beyond, innovative adult literacy programs collaborate to meet the literacy needs of adult students in their communities. 


I. Goal: Literacy New York (LNY) will continuously evaluate current activities and assess future activities to maximize opportunities for advancing adult literacy.

A. Objective: LNY will maintain current state funding, meeting all deliverables while planning for the future 

B. Objective: LNY will lessen dependence on state funding with revenue generating activities

Measure success: 

Monthly SED reports; I2O sales; Janice Cuddahee Fund workshops awarded; funds raised; participation of board members; grants investigated


II. Goal: LNY will serve as a catalyst to advance adult literacy

A. Objective: LNY will strengthen its networking role, increase its business activities and have more of an influence on best practices through partnerships and collaborations

Measure success:  

Monthly LNY Executive Director report will share attempts to partner and collaborate; Monthly LNY ED report will report on the impacts of partnership and collaboration connections and activities; financial reports will document business activity


B. Objective: LNY will offer expertise and products to the adult literacy field, with emphasis on volunteer sector

Measure success

Monthly LNY Executive Director report will report on conference participation; communications with NYSED; JCF and online product activity


III. Goal: The Board of Literacy New York, Inc. will diversify and strengthen board members’ contributions and commitment to the Mission of LNY

A. Objective: The Board will annually review and ensure adherence to its By Laws

B. Objective: A committee under the direction of the Executive Director which may include board members and former board members will continue the Board Engagement program that taps into the expertise of former board members or other LNY supporters to better meet LNY’s Mission

Measure success: 

Maintenance of LNY Board List; maintenance of LNY Board Recruitment List; LNY Executive Director report will include mentions of Engagement List mailings and responses; NFG reports 

C. Objective: LNY will remain current with board policies and manuals per Grants Gateway requirements and 990’s on the Board Portal of the LNY website

Measure success: 

Updates to LNY website as policies are updated; completed manuals


IV. Goal: LNY will act as a voice for adult literacy programs, policies, and people

A. Objective: Keep the Board and other stakeholders up to date on state and national adult literacy advocacy issues

B. Objective: LNY will work to promote a “One State, One System” perspective on advocacy for adult literacy

Measure success: 

Participation of board members in advocacy roles; reports of communications with advocacy partners in Executive Director newsletter and board meetings/calls


V.  Goal: LNY will optimize the capacity of its staff

A. Objective: LNY will retain and develop staff, and equip them for success

Measure success: 

Updates to LNY website as policies are updated; completed manuals; completed staff evaluations



Acronym Key

LNY: Literacy New York

SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

SAP: Strategic Action Plan

NYCCAL: New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy

ROS: Rest of State

ALE: Adult Literacy Education (state funding)

NYSED: New York State Education Department

ED: Executive Director