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 »

Staff Profile: Meet Katie Ly, Special Projects Manager

      “Working with Books of Their Own and our teachers and students has further solidified for me that literacy is a basic human right.” Growing up, Katie made… Read more »

Our Students: Becoming Better Readers and Leaders

“[I’m proud of] the progress that I’ve made. When I arrived here [in this country nine months ago] I didn’t understand anything. Now I can help my child. We came… Read more »

Books of Their Own: 2017 Spring Distribution

“My daughter loves books. She always wants more more more!” –Literacy Partners Student, Bronx This month, Literacy Partners answered the need for more books by providing more than 800 books to our… Read more »

2017 Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance

On Wednesday, May 24, Literacy Partners held its annual Evening of Readings and Gala Dinner Dance and raised nearly $1 million toward literacy, language, and high school equivalency classes throughout New… Read more »

2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour: We Love Our Team!

On Sunday, May 7, our 11-person Bike for Books team biked 40 miles (!) throughout all five boroughs of New York City as part of the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour. Braving… Read more »

2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour: Meet Our Riders!

On May 7, a group of avid cyclists will have an amazing opportunity to ride through New York City traffic-free, traversing the the FDR, the BQE, and the Verrazano Bridge… Read more »

Marchette, Jackie, and the 30-Year Quest

On a warm summer night last year, 50-year-old Marchette Hellams went online to check her score on the high school equivalency exam she had taken a few weeks earlier. She… Read more »

Meet Lesley Stahl: Lifelong Reader and Literacy Partners Supporter

Lesley Stahl, one of America’s most accomplished journalists, is celebrating 26 seasons with 60 Minutes. She has supported Literacy Partners yearly since attending our gala in 2001. Lesley Stahl tells… Read more »

HarperCollins Donates 600 Books to Our Students

What do Runaway Bunny, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Giving Tree have in common? Sure, these beloved classic children’s books have ushered millions of children into blissful sleep… Read more »

Runner’s Spotlight: Our 2016 Marathon Superstars

What do marathons and the battle against illiteracy have in common? They both require unwavering commitment, consistency and endurance to successfully reach the finish line. The battle against illiteracy is… Read more »

8 Favorite Banned Books From Literacy Partners Staff And Friends

Literacy Partners works hard to equip parents with tools to navigate their lives, participate fully in society, and build strong relationships with their children. Giving kids opportunities to grow involves providing them with access… Read more »

The Emmy Award-Winning Series Helping Adults Learn English

While most students were on holiday over the summer, some of our most dedicated students continued to learn English through our We Are New York (WANY) conversation groups all across the… Read more »

A Huge Success: Celebrating our 30th Annual Gala

Mark Jackson, Gigi Stone, Mike Steib and Courtney Corletto Our 30th annual gala, honoring Time Inc. Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine, was held June 7, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street. Hosted… Read more »