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Adult Education & Literacy

Programs and Schools by Borough

kisspng-higher-education-jenzabar-university-continuing-ed-chin-training-institutions-5ad919db093701.1040108515241773710378Learn about classes on basic literacy and numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), high school diploma equivalency, enrichment and college, and career readiness from low cost to no cost in all of the 5 boroughs.
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Spanish Adult Education handout.

Encuentra una lista de clases disponibles acerca de lectura básica en inglés, matemáticas, clases de inglés, equivalencia de diploma de secundaria, enriquecimiento educativo, y preparación para la universidad en los 5 condados aquí.


Literacy Partners (Free Literacy & English Classes for Caregivers)

literacy-partnersLiteracy Partners
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10038 (Financial District)
212-725-9200 |

COVID-19 Update: Literacy Partners has cancelled in-person classes and is instead conducting them online to the extent possible.

Actualización COVID-19: Literacy Partners ha cancelado las clases presenciales y estas serán conducidas en línea dentro de lo posible.

Literacy Partners provide free classes and community workshops to caregivers to help them develop literacy and language skills that they need to succeed.
Classes benefit parents and children in all five boroughs.
English Classes for Parents: English classes help students acquire speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar skills. For more information, contact or 646-237-0108.
Liz Smith Adult Basic Literacy Program: Helps absolute beginning readers to dramatically improve their literacy skills, discover the joy of reading, and have a meaningful opportunity to tell their story. For more information, contact or 646-237-0108.
Leadership for Education and Parenting (LEAP): LEAP is an innovative program for young adults seeking to achieve their high school equivalency (HSE) degree. For more information, contact or 646-237-0108.
English Conversation Classes: Literacy Partners provides English conversation practice groups where immigrant New Yorkers learn about free city resources, build their confidence, and share their personal triumphs and challenges in two-hour classes. For more information, contact Adriane at or 646-237-0163.
Learning Together Workshops: They are a safe and supportive environment where parents connect with each other, build the activities and skills they show up with, as well as learn new skills that will help them improve their children’s early literacy, language, and emotional development.

Literacy Partners (Aliados para la Alfabetización) ofrecen clases, talleres, y educación multimedia a padres de familia para que desarrollen habilidades de lectura y lenguaje que necesitarán para ser exitosos. Las clases benefician a residentes de todos los 5 condados.
Clases de inglés: Las clases de inglés ayudan a estudiantes a adquirir habilidades de conversación, escucha, lectura, escritura y gramática. Para más información envía un correo a o llama al 646-237-0108.
Programa de Alfabetización Adulta Liz Smith : Ayuda a lectores principiantes para que mejoren dramáticamente sus habilidades de lectura, descubran el gozo por leer, y tengan la oportunidad de contar sus historias. Para más información envía un correo a o llama al 646-237-0108.
Liderazgo en Educación y Crianza (LEAP por sus siglas en inglés): LEAP un programa innovador para adultos jóvenes que buscan obtener la equivalencia de la eduicación secundaria. Para más información envía un correo a o llama al 646-237-0108.
Clases de Conversación en Inglés: Literacy Partners prácticas de conversación en inglés en grupos donde inmigrantes Neoyorquinos aprenden acerca de recursos gratuitos de la ciudad, cultivan su autoconfianza, y comparten retos y triunfos personales durante 2 horas. Para más información contacta a Adriana enviando un correo al o llamando al 646-237-0163.
Learning Together Workshops: Los talleres ocurren en un ambiente seguro y con apoyo donde los padres se conectan uno con otros y aprenden nuevas habilidades que ayudarán con la enseñanza de sus hijos, el desarollo de su lenguaje y sus emociones.

Updated on August 16,2020

New York Public Libraries

Locations (Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island)
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Search for classes, location, and dates here at NYPL has more than 93,000 programs every year, for everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. Find classes to improve English speaking, computer training, career and employment, and even starting your new business.

Busca clases, ubicaciones y fechas de cursos aquí en NYPL tiene más de 93.000 programas cada año, para todos, desde niños pequeños hasta adolescentes y adultos mayores. Encuentra clases para mejorar el inglés, capacitación en computación, preparación para aplicación a empleos, e incluso clases para comenzar tu propio negocio

Updated on December 16, 2020

Unemployment Insurance

888-209-8124 | 8 AM-6 PM | Monday-Friday
The unemployment benefit is available for workers that have lost their jobs at no fault of their own and are ready, willing, and actively looking for work.
— You must be searching and ready for work, and willing to attend meetings at your closest Labor Department Office to qualify for benefits
— If you work part-time you may be able to claim benefits (partial UI)
— If you work more than 30 hours or earn more than $504 in a week, you will not be eligible for benefits
— Find more details about eligibility visiting
How to Apply
— Get ready your social security number, ID (Driver’s License or Motor Vehicle ID number, Alien Registration Card Number), phone number, address, bank account number or routing number
— Names, addresses, phone numbers of all employers of the last 18 months and wage details
— Create a NY.GOV account at and hit the button “Create an NY.GOV account”. If you have an account do not create a new one. For help with your account visit
— File a New Unemployment Insurance and claim your benefits at the Department of Labor website
— Submit required documentation on the Department of Labor website
Watch the application instructional video at to learn about every application step. Also, download this handout with general information.
After You Apply
— Once a claim is filed, it takes three to six weeks to receive your first payment
— During this time, complete and return questionnaires and phone calls from the Department of Labor
— Continue to claim weekly benefits if you are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements while waiting for your approval
— If you are eligible, you will receive any back weeks of benefits owed with your first payment
For questions, please visit

El beneficio de Seguro de Desempleo es un servicio para trabajadores que han perdido su empleo sin culpa alguna y están activamente buscando empleo. Aplica y obtén beneficios en la página del Departamento de Trabajo del Estado de Nueva York

Updated on January 26, 2022.


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