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  • Literacy New York exists because there is a need to foster and strengthen literate communities throughout New York State.

  • LNY was founded on a vision and mission to serve adults and families most in need of literacy services.

  • LNY is distinguished statewide as a premier training, technical assistance, and curriculum development organization.

  • The LNY network advocates for effective public policy and to increase awareness of adult literacy and English language acquisition.


In New York State, over 2.7 million adults need basic literacy, math, and employment skills.

Low-level reading and math skills are the common thread of poverty, incarceration, high dropout rates in schools, and a barrier to understanding basic health, financial and consumer issues.

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Welcome to Literacy New York

About Us

Literacy New York (LNY) provides training and technical assistance to a diverse network of volunteer-based literacy organizations and supports their capacity to be well-managed, well-governed and to provide quality instruction.

The LNY network offers one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction and distance training/instruction in Basic Literacy, English Language Learning, Math, Workplace and other Basic Skills. LNY works with the network to expand the scope and reach of volunteers in education in over 55 NY State counties.

LNY complies with the rigorous requirements of the National Reporting System NRS), a federal standard of program benchmarks that focuses on adult earners'educational and employment gains. LNY is the only statewide volunteer-based literacy network in the nation to adhere to NRS standards, and our affiliates rise to the challenge – meeting and exceeding targets each program year.


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Success Stories


I've overcome many obstacles in life.
Letting someone know that I couldn't
read was the hardest.
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