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BBC News, June 24, 2014
Hispanic mothers learning English to be better parents
A Literacy Partners class in the South Bronx helps immigrant moms improve their English and advance their children’s early intellectual development–a key strategy in closing the achievement gap among children.
NPR, November 4, 2013
Adding Up The Cost Of Low Literacy Among Adults
Anthony Tassi, executive director of Literacy Partners, says educating adults has a multiplier effect.
“By focusing on parents, you can at once help cure the problem today and also prevent it long term,” he says, “because as you enhance parents’ skills, they will automatically transfer those skills to their children. You don’t need to do anything extra.”
Faces of Philanthropy
Anthony Tassi and Literacy Partners champion Liz Smith discuss the under-recognized challenge of illiteracy in New York City.