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NY1 Noticias, March 22, 2017

Protestan por recorte de fondos en programas de enseñanza de inglés para adultos

Former Literacy Partners student, Lourdes de la Cruz, spoke about the importance of adult English education at a press conference/rally for more adult literacy education funding in New York City.

Watch here.


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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.

Watch the full video on BBC.


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.”

Read the full article on NPR.


Faces of Philanthropy

Anthony Tassi and Literacy Partners champion Liz Smith discuss the under-recognized challenge of illiteracy in New York City.