Literacy Partners works with a number of strategic partners who embody our values and are committed to empowering families through learning. Our partners have decades of experience in community service and grassroots engagement. We rely on their collaboration as a key ingredient in our approach to make a deep and lasting impact on the lives of the students we serve.
El Centro, a storefront immigrant day worker center in Port Richmond, Staten Island, was developed in 1997 by a collaborative effort of Project Hospitality, the Latino Civic Association, and St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church to address the needs of the newly arrived immigrant day laborers and their families. Through immigrant and labor advocacy, educational workshops, labor leadership training, and emergency intervention for hunger, homelessness and health/safety needs, El Centro provides opportunities for economic empowerment, community-building and organizing.
The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone are a community-based program that provides high-quality primary and preventive outpatient care to adults and children regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status. Their school-based health programs provide children access during the school day to primary medical care, behavioral health services, and dental care. Their community-based programs provide job training for adults, youth development opportunities, early childhood programs, and programs for older adults. Literacy Partners is working with the Family Health Center in Sunset Park to provide beginner and intermediate English classes to immigrant parents.
Future Now was founded in 1998 on the campus of Bronx Community College to promote the educational and vocational development of young adults residing in the Bronx. The program offers free HSE and vocational training classes, student counseling and career exploration, along with college preparation and enrollment services to students ages 16 to 24. Future Now provides educational empowerment for out-of-school or formerly incarcerated youth by assisting them to attain high school credentials, transition into post-secondary education, and graduate in a timely manner with a college degree.
Since 1916, Grand Street Settlement has served the members of its community through empowerment, support, and advocacy services. The settlement’s programs help community members become stronger advocates for themselves and others in their neighborhood.
The Guru Krupa Foundation follows a holistic approach to charitable giving, addressing a range of issues from education to basic sustenance, arts & culture, and the environment. In particular, organizations that focus on delivering complementary or supplemental programs for younger children, designed to enhance the learning experience and outcomes, form a core component of many of the Foundation’s initiatives. The Foundation also funds programs run by organizations such as Literacy Partners and Reach Out And Read, that support a caregiver’s ability to provide a balanced and nurturing environment to a child.
Jordan L. Mott M.S 22 is a community of learners that works together to solve any and all problems that stand in the way of high-level student learning – which means learning that meets grade-level standards and beyond. The school provides individualized attention to meet its students’ academic, social, and emotional needs to ensure that every student leaves the building at the end of eighth grade prepared for success in high school!
Literacy Inc works to engage families and community members to support young readers in high need neighborhoods. LINC harnesses the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and right of all children. Children’s educational success is the path out of poverty and the key to achievement.
New York City is home to over 8.6 million people, including more than 3.1 million immigrants. The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs plays a critical role in advancing fairness and equity for all New Yorkers, and promoting the well-being of immigrant communities. The goals of the office are to: enhance the economic, civic, and social integration of immigrant New Yorkers; facilitate access to justice for immigrant New Yorkers; and advocate for continued immigration reforms at all levels of government in order to eliminate inequities that impact New York’s immigrant communities.
Power of Two gives children who have experienced early adversity a foundation for success in school and life by fostering a strong and healthy attachment between parent and child. Using an evidence-based program called Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC), Power of Two helps parents and other caregivers build resilience in children, which in turn protects them from ongoing stress and promotes academic success, physical health, and social and emotional well-being.
It is the mission of Project Hospitality, Inc. to reach out to community members who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need in order to work with them to achieve their self-sufficiency — thereby enhancing the quality of life for the community. Project Hospitality advocates for those in need and by establishing a comprehensive continuum of care that begins with the provision of food, clothing and shelter and extends to other services which include health care, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, HIV care, education, vocational training, legal assistance, and transitional and permanent housing.
Since 1831, Sheltering Arms has strengthened the education, well-being, and development of vulnerable children, youth, and families across the New York metro area so that everyone has the support and opportunity needed to maximize their potential. Through innovation and partnerships, they enable low-income children and families to take steps toward brighter futures, free from the cycle of generational poverty.
Too Small to Fail, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to empower parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth. Today, almost 60 percent of children in the United States start kindergarten unprepared, lagging behind their peers in critical language and reading skills. Through partnerships with pediatricians, hospitals, faith-based leaders, community based organizations, businesses, entertainment industry leaders, and others, Too Small to Fail is meeting parents where they are to help them prepare their children for success in school and beyond. Whether at the pediatrician’s office or the playground, Too Small to Fail aims to make small moments big by creating opportunities for meaningful interactions anytime, anywhere.
Univision Communications Inc. is the leading multimedia company serving Hispanic America, with a mission to inform, empower and entertain our community. Univision is the leading destination for U.S. Hispanics by a significant margin, commanding more than half of the Spanish-language primetime Adult 18-49 audience and reaching an estimated 104 million average monthly unduplicated media consumers. Univision is headquartered in New York City and has content creation facilities across the country.
Vroom supports early learning efforts that set children up to succeed and thrive. Vroom works with leaders in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, parenting and early childhood development. Their work together informs Vroom Tips, which conveys the ways adults can help a child’s brain grow strong. Vroom Tips help parents and caregivers set children up for success, and explains why brain-building with children from birth through age five gives them a strong base for lifelong learning.
Youth INC is a network of 80+ of the best youth development nonprofits in New York City. We provide our nonprofit partners with the coaching, capital, and connections required to achieve sustainable growth and maximum impact. Our nonprofit partners collectively champion over 250,000 young people each year. The Aspen Institute estimates that investing in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) of young people generates an 11x return. This measure means Youth INC’s $110 million raised since inception has yielded over $1B in impact.