#LPReads: The Handmaid’s Tale

For her summer read, Aarushi chooses The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood because of its focus on women’s rights and the art of survival. Aarushi Bhardwaj, Development Intern The Handmaid’s… Read more »

#LPReads: Happy Dreams

David chooses Happy Dreams by Jia Pingwa as his summer staff read and says that summer reading reminds him of being carefree. David Rothenberg, Assistant Director of Programs Happy Dreams… Read more »

#LPReads: An American Marriage

Emily picks An American Marriage by Tayari Jones as her summer read because of the exquisite writing and beautiful foreshadowing. Emily Harting, Director of Development and Communications An American Marriage… Read more »

#LPReads: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

For his summer staff pick, Luan decided to read the autobiography of Malcolm X because it is a powerful lesson on growth that everyone can learn from. Luan Gashi, Programs… Read more »

#LPReads: Little Gold Book of Yes!

In today’s summer staff pick, Shellyn discusses how “Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude” by Jeffrey Gitomer helped jumpstart her pursuit of going back to school and provided her with valuable… Read more »

#LPReads: The Hundred Year Walk

Gohar’s summer book pick is The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeen. The book has helped Gohar reconnect with her heritage, and prepared her for her trip… Read more »

#LPReads: Milk and Honey

As one can expect for a literacy organization, we’re all huge bookworms at Literacy Partners! As the summer heats up, we’ve been busy reading – check out our staff picks!… Read more »

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 »