Thank you for your interest in supporting Literacy Partners! There are many ways to join us in pursuing our mission and helping our students meet their goals.
Every volunteer at Literacy Partners helps us do more to help our students learn English, improve their reading and writing skills, and prepare for the high school equivalency test.
Your donation helps us provide free high school equivalency and English classes to motivated New York parents who want to find better-paying jobs, become more active members of their communities and families, and help their children succeed in school. By educating parents and supporting them in promoting their children’s early literacy skills, we are closing the achievement gap among low-income and immigrant children before they even begin school.
Books of Their Own
Even a small collection of books promotes parent-to-child reading, gives children the chance to select their own “just-right” books, and instills a family culture of learning. Yet 61 percent of families living in poverty do not have a single book in their homes, compared to dozens, if not hundreds, of children’s books owned by the families of college-educated parents.
Join our Riders
Literacy Partners is an official charity partner for the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 7. Literacy Partners is currently recruiting for riders to join our 10-person team. Cyclists will have an opportunity to come together in support of Literacy Partners as they challenge themselves to complete the 40-mile ride through the city traffic free. Funds raised will help us continue to provide free literacy and language classes to low-income parents along with a home library of children’s books for their families.
Join Our Marathon Team
Literacy Partners is proud to be an official charity partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Literacy Partners is currently recruiting for amazing marathon runners to raise money and awareness for our cause, and represent us at the marathon on November 5, 2017. Every dollar raised supports our ability to provide free classes that help low-income parents to gain skills to create a better life for themselves while transferring important literacy skills to their children.