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Literacy New York (LNY) is a unique organization.

We support providers who directly serve those with literacy needs.

We work with a network of literacy providers who deliver high-quality, individualized, one-to-one, small group tutoring, and classroom instruction to New York residents with low literacy levels and to English language learners. LNY offers specific support for programs utilizing well-trained, well-supported volunteers to deliver instruction.

Our goal is to ensure that those who need literacy services, regardless of where they live in New York, have access to well-organized and high quality literacy and English language instruction.

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Put simply, Literacy New York...

  • Provides access and empowerment for New York state residents with literacy needs.
  • Builds the capacity of adult literacy providers in New York State through training, technical assistance, resources and support.
  • Ensures the effective delivery of quality adult literacy services in New York State.
  • Employs the great strengths of volunteers at all levels of programming.
  • Advocates for adult literacy at the state and national level.
  • Implements new and emerging techniques in addressing adult literacy including Online Tutor Training
  • Supports English Language Learners in their work to master English.

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The literacy providers we support:

  • Accommodate adult students through flexible instruction that matches their schedules, their lifestyles and individual learning abilities.
  • Serve a diverse range of learners, many of whom read at the lowest levels—below the fourth grade level.
  • Work with learners who face multiple barriers including learning disabilities and limited English language skills.
  • Offer help with reading, writing, math, computer literacy, high school equivalency, workforce training, job certifications and many other student centered goals.
  • Deliver English language instruction for non-native English speakers.
  • Use evidence based and contextualized learning strategies.
  • Collaborate with partner providers to access outside resources that may be needed.
  • Comply with the rigorous requirements of the New York State Reporting System.


Historically, Literacy New York has been the only state wide volunteer literacy network in the US to adhere to national adult education reporting standards. Our continued commitment to accountability enhances the quality and consistency of the instruction offered to adult learners throughout New York State.


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