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 »

Student Story: Beverly Jenkins’ Story of Resilience

Wherever Beverly Jenkins goes, her books go with her. It’s a habit she picked up when she first enrolled at Literacy Partners in 2009. Before coming to Literacy Partners, Beverly… Read more »

In Memoriam: The Passing of Arnold Scaasi

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our renowned board member, Arnold Scaasi, who passed away on Tuesday, August 4th in New York City. He was… Read more »

New Developments: Literacy Partners Expands to Staten Island

Literacy Partners received funding from the Department of Youth and Community Development to expand our programming to Staten Island. We are excited to partner with the Staten Island Mental Health… Read more »

LP Students Celebrate their Accomplishments

Over 150 people attended Literacy Partners’ GED Graduation Ceremony and Celebration on July 29th, 2014 at the Scholastic Building in SoHo. The evening was filled with joyous cheers and heartfelt… Read more »

Motivated Student Takes the Stage at NYC Poetry Festival

Literacy Partners student, Darin Ricks, who is studying to get his GED while also undergoing rehabilitation for a serious head injury, read at the NYC Poetry Festival on July 27.… Read more »

LP Board Member Peter Brown Shares His Take on the Beatles Taking on America

Literacy Partners does have a history with the Beatles. But, it really isn’t much of a secret. Our board member, Peter Brown, was the manager of the Beatles. He recently… Read more »