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We All Count: A Census Week of Action

Did you know that an estimated 5 percent of kids under the age of 5 weren’t counted in the 2010 Census? That’s about one million young children, the highest ...

LINC Ensures Children's Voices are Heard

This pandemic has revealed structural inequities that are creating daunting challenges for our most vulnerable families, but are also validating our mission ...

LINC's Community Spotlight - Fordham

Literacy Inc.'s (LINC) community of the week is Fordham and our team would like to give a shoutout to all of our devoted parent volunteers, community partner...

New York City Literacy Advocates Honor Tomie dePaola's Legacy

As a coalition of nonprofits and libraries working to advance equitable opportunities to literacy and quality education, and a love of reading for all childr...

LINC Families Read at Home

This is a critical moment to ensure that the education of our children continues unimpeded by current events. While we are suspending on-site programs to lim...

Literacy Inc. Responds to the Coronavirus

Literacy Inc. has decided to suspend all public programming until March 31, 2020 in support of our city’s efforts to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. We...

Tracy Dockray, Renowned Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Partners with Literacy Inc.

Literacy Inc. (LINC) is proud to announce a partnership with Tracy Dockray, renowned children’s book author and illustrator of many popular editions, includi...

LINC will Honor Mark Rudd, Tracy Dockray, and Susan and Harry Newton at its 2020 Spring Gala

Bringing the Joy of Reading to NYC Children Tickets are now on sale for LINC’s Spring Gala, a night of celebration in support of LINC’s community literacy mo...

Univision Interviews LINC for Contigo en la Comunidad

On Sunday, February 2, 2020 LINC staff and families woke up bright and early to watch our Inwood Community Manager, Sorelys Izarry, talk about the importance...

Rising Up and Raising Little Readers

On December 10, 2019, LINC’s Development Dream Team was honored with a Special Recognition in Fundraising and Resource Development at the Best Nonprofit Conf...

LINC's Letter to the New York Times

A response to the article School Reforms Fail to Lift U.S. On Global Test, published on December 3rd, 2019 To the Editor: Dana Goldstein writes that despite...

Informe del verano de LINC

Este verano, LINC convirtió a la ciudad de Nueva York en una zona rica en alfabetización, centrado alrededor del tema de “Los lectores son soñadores”, que le...

LINC is Thrilled to Announce Author Adam Rubin is our 2019 Giving Tuesday Ambassador

Literacy Inc. is thrilled to announce that the #1 The New York Times bestselling author Adam Rubin has agreed to be our 2019 Giving Tuesday ambassador. Adam ...

Reading their Way to Yankee Stadium

On August 12, over 250 children and families from all five boroughs read their way to Yankee Stadium to celebrate a book-filled summer with Reading on the Ra...

Daddy and Me

For the seventh year, LINC led community programs for Dads Take Your Child to School Day. This year, over 200 dads and caregivers across the five boroughs pa...

Readers are Dreamers

"Books became our language. Books became our home." Yuyi Morales, Dreamers LINC’s Summer Reading Everywhere Program kicked off with LINC’s participation in T...

LINC's Response to Ocasio-Cortez's Anti-Poverty Initiative "A Just Society"

LINC staff conduct a literacy workshop in Inwood.

Read the City: Raising a New Generation of Readers

Five years ago, the NYC City Council took an important first step towards preparing children to start school ready to learn by creating an early childhood li...

City’s First Readers (CFR) Advocates for Essential Early Literacy Support

Dear Speaker Johnson & Council Members Dromm, Levine, Treyger: I am writing to you on behalf of the Council's early literacy initiative, City’s First Readers...

LINC's Community Spotlight - Staten Island

Literacy Inc.’s community of the week is Staten Island. We are unique because we cater to five different neighborhoods throughout the North Shore of Staten I...

LINC Honors Tomie dePaola

Literacy, Inc. joins the world in mourning the loss of Tomie dePaola, who brought joy to generations of children with his stories and illustrations. Together...

LINC’s 2020 Spring Gala has been modified to an Un-GALA to limit the spread of COVID-19

We will not let the Coronavirus impede us from providing literacy support to children whose long-term progress is most affected by this crisis. Nor will it s...

Un Mensaje Importante de LINC

Literacy Inc. ha decidido suspender toda la programación pública hasta el 31 de marzo del 2020 como apoyo a los esfuerzos de nuestra ciudad para limitar la p...

“A Vision of Excellence” - LINC’s 2019 Annual Report

Hot Off The Press: “It’s critical to include as many different members of the community as possible in this effort to ensure that every kid is a good reader ...

We Love Our Community Partners Celebration

An annual tribute to the many community partners that help LINC to raise readers across New York City. On the eve of Valentine’s Day 2020, Literacy Inc. (LIN...

LINC Celebrates World Read Aloud Day in Eight New York City Communities

Read Aloud and Change the World On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 LINC launched the first of its quarterly literacy holiday celebrations as part of World Read A...

Be a Copycat on World Read Aloud Day and Expand Literacy Around the World

On February 5, 2020, LINC will launch the first of its quarterly literacy holiday celebrations. Wednesday, February 5 is World Read Aloud Day and LINC commun...

Our Children Deserve Excellence

LINC empowers parents to lead change in their communities so that all children can grow up reading. Read about Silvia’s leadership in action. Last year, Silv...

Reading is Culture

Please support our #GivingTuesday campaign! In everything we do, we support and partner with local businesses like Taco Truck Morelos. These community venues...

Literacy Inc. (LINC) Honored by Nonprofit New York as a 2019 Nonprofit Excellence Award Finalist

For the second year in a row, Literacy, Inc. (LINC) is proud to be recognized by Nonprofit New York for its excellent management practices. LINC was designa...

Reading in the Rain

A sea of umbrellas filled parks and gardens. The rain never stops us. LINC makes reading irresistible. Over 50 families gathered at St. James Park to join Vi...

Reading Levels are Rising

LINC’s collective initiative, South Jamaica Reads, has a lot to celebrate. The community has seen remarkable improvements in reading skills with more childre...

Reading and Racing for the Kids

LINC is one of five beneficiaries of RBC Race for the Kids. Held on Saturday, September 21 at Brookfield Place, The RBC Race for the Kids is a benefit organi...

LINC Welcomes Sylvain Grande to our Board of Directors

LINC is thrilled to welcome Sylvain Grande to our Board of Directors. Sylvain is the Chief Product Officer at YieldStreet. Previously, Sylvain was SVP of Pro...

LINC Board Departures and Arrivals

LINC says farewell and best wishes to Board Member Will Estilo and welcomes new Board Member, Nasreen Davidson! LINC’s Board of Directors sets the pace and t...

2019 T.I.G.E.R. Celebration

On June 13th, LINC celebrated the children who placed first at their school in overall hours of reading in LINC’s 2019 T.I.G.E.R. Read-a-thon.  In partnersh...