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LNY Strategic Action Plan and Current Board Meetings


Meeting Schedule


Call Schedule

  • July 23, 2020 (Thursday)


  • October 29, 2020 (Thursday)


  • February 4, 2021 (Thursday)


  • April 29, 2021 (Thursday)



Meeting Minutes

  Current Minutes


Literacy New York Strategic Action Plan 2020-22

Focus On Foundations; Build Our Future

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 continually evaluate current activities and assess future activities to maximize opportunities for the organization

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

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

Measure success: 

Monthly NYSED reports; completed business plan submission


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

A. Objective: LNY will strengthen its advocacy 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


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 and communications with NYSED


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 ensure adherence to its ByLaws

B. Objective: A committee under the direction of the Executive Director which may include board members and former board members will plan and implement by June 2020 a Board Engagement program that will tap 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  


IV. Goal: LNY will undergo a process to evaluate its capacity to formulate and advocate for public policy that supports its mission

A. Objective: Communicate a written Advocacy Plan to the board and other stakeholders on LNY's role as a voice for adult literacy education by January 2021

B. Objective: If the board approves the Advocacy Plan, LNY will increase our influence in statewide advocacy 

Measure success: 

Completion of report to LNY Board of Directors; reports of communications with NYCCAL in Executive Director newsletter and board meetings/calls


V.  Goal: LNY will optimize the organization's talent and policies

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

B. Objective: LNY will remain current with board policies and manuals

Measure success: 

Updates to LNY website as policies are updated; completed manuals 


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