A Community Approach
Literacy Partners provides a community-based, holistic approach to the students we serve. Alongside critical reading, writing and mathematics, all of our students study financial literacy and health literacy. Computer literacy instruction, as well as employment and postsecondary education counseling, are also available.
All students are placed into one of the following classes, based on their reading level.
Literacy Partners offers our adult literacy programs in Midtown, Manhattan and the South Bronx in collaboration with our community partners. Please contact us for more information.
All Literacy Partners programs integrate the following:
The Dow Jones Financial Literacy Program Economics for Life is instrumental in helping students make wise decisions in today’s challenging economic environment. Instruction covers banking, credit, understanding a paycheck, and other skills needed to plan for a sound financial future.
Our innovative health literacy curriculum provides real-world instruction on navigating the healthcare system. Health literacy teaches adults to read labels, to take medications safely, to be aware of potentially hazardous items, and to understand relevant health issues.
Job Readiness Preparation
This initiative helps students apply their literacy skills to obtain, retain and improve their employment. Job readiness focuses on topics such as job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing proficiency and dressing for success.