All Write! – Our Students’ Stories

Last week, our high school equivalency students attended All Write!, an adult literacy program from Symphony Space. The live performance featured a selection of student works that were read by… Read more »

Literacy Partners Bike for Books Team Takes NYC

Literacy Partners was excited to return as a charity partner for the 2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour for the second year in a row. On Sunday, May 6, our… Read more »

A Lifetime of Teaching Lives On: Rhoda Amron

We at Literacy Partners were never were fortunate enough to meet Rhoda Amron in her lifetime, but we thank her for the legacy she has created at Literacy Partners through… Read more »

Remembering Clare Gregorian, Literacy Advocate

On April 28, Literacy Partners lost a dear friend and charismatic ambassador of literacy, Clare Russell Gregorian. Clare joined Literacy Partners as a volunteer tutor in 1981. After a decade… Read more »

Uncover Illiteracy with Unreadable Books

It’s a little-known fact that 1 in 5 New York adults is functionally illiterate. Literacy Partners is teaming up with local bookstores and several authors to share that fact with… Read more »

Our Students Graduate!

In February we held a graduation ceremony for 12 of our students who earned their High School Equivalency degrees over the past year. A high-school degree is associated with significantly higher… Read more »

Biking for Books: Meet Our Team!

On Sunday, May 6, nine dedicated individuals will bike for books in support of Literacy Partners and our programming. Together, Team Literacy Partners will bike 40 miles across all five boroughs,… Read more »

Friends of Literacy Partners Profile: Meet Erika & Shannon

Literacy Partners Associate Leadership Board left to right: Emily Gallagher; Samantha Gronwoldt; Ruby Bola; Chimene Williams; Erika Alter and Shannon Webb. Friends of Literacy Partners, our associate leadership board, advocates… Read more »

2018 Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance

On Wednesday, March 14, Literacy Partners held its annual Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance. The event raised close to $1 million for our literacy, language, and high school equivalency classes… Read more »

Camille McPherson: Reading Changes Everything

“This has been amazing. It was a blessing,” Camille says about her experience with Literacy Partners. Camille came to New York with her family from the Caribbean. After seeing a… Read more »

Greenlight Book Drive: Celebrating Diverse Literature

In honor of Black History Month, we’re partnering with Greenlight Bookstore for the month of February to bring diverse books to our students and their families. Our Books of Their Own program ensures… Read more »

Jake Dester: Musician, Composer, Donor, Volunteer

Jake Dester and his partner, Sydney McNulty, first donated to Literacy Partners after moving to New York City in 2016 to pursue their music careers. Their love of reading and… Read more »

Join Courtney on Team Literacy Partners

Literacy Partners is one of the non-profit organizations chosen to participate in a holiday challenge by Newman’s Own Foundation. It’s easy – all you have to do is set up… Read more »

Tune in to American Graduate Day!

Literacy Partners is proud to announce that we will be featured on American Graduate Day, a live television broadcast dedicated to engaging the nation around education and mentorship. This year,… Read more »

Banned Books Week: The Great Gatsby

In our final Banned Books Week post, Matthew discusses the importance of The Great Gatsby and its take on the 1920’s. Matthew Sivo, Communications Intern The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald… Read more »

Banned Books Week: Siddhartha

Katie’s pick for Banned Books Week is Siddhartha, a novel about self-discovery with many great takeaways for the reader. Katie Ly, Special Projects Manager Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Why was this book… Read more »

Banned Books Week: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

What is a banned book that has left an impression on you over the years? In today’s Banned Books Week post, Gohar discusses the influence of The Perks of Being a… Read more »

Banned Books Week: To Kill a Mockingbird

In today’s post for Banned Books Week, Emily discusses her love for To Kill a Mockingbird and how it influenced her personal beliefs and career. Emily Harting, Director of Development and Communications… Read more »

Banned Books Week: Eleanor & Park

This week marks Banned Books Week, which celebrates everyone’s right to read. This year’s theme stresses the importance of the First Amendment and our right to read in the ongoing… Read more »

2017 TCS NYC Marathon: Meet Our Team!

On November 5, a passionate group of runners will participate in the TCS NYC Marathon, the most popular marathon in the world. Literacy Partners is proud of our team, who… Read more »