New York City Literacy Programs

The Department of Youth and Community Development coordinates the city’s literacy services.

  • Adolescent Literacy Program – After school program for students in grades 6 and 7, designed to strengthen reading, writing, and communication skills.
  • Adult Literacy Program – Helps adults acquire reading and writing skills.
  • English Language Program – For those who speak little or no English.
  • Family Literacy Program – Offers parents and their school-aged children the opportunity to work together on developing their reading, writing, and English-language skills.
  • http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/reading_writing/reading_writing.shtml