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Literacy New York Helps Restore Funding For Adult Literacy

Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 12:00 pm

The $1.5m funding reduction would have eliminated literacy classes for hundreds of adult learners throughout the State.

Without these classes, immigrants and other adult learners are unable to get better jobs, attend college, or participate in their children’s education.

Joining Literacy New York in the fight to restore funding was New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL) – a collection of nonprofit community based organizations, libraries and CUNY branches that provide English language and other adult literacy programs--Assembly Members Ron Kim, Patricia Fahy and Yuh-Line Niou, Senator Jessica Ramos and a number of Senate and Assembly supporters, literacy partners from Syracuse and Albany and immigrants, adult learners, educators and their allies.  

Literacy programs provide a pathway to economic mobility, social integration, parent-child engagement, improved health outcomes and improved community safety. We must continue to fight for Adult Literacy!

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