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LINC’s 60 in 60 Days Resilient Readers Campaign

“At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words s...

Virtual Volunteering at LINC

On Thursday, June 18, LINC’s staff joined ViacomCBS and Common Impact for a phenomenal two part event - ViacomCBS Virtual Service Day. Th...

You have to be in it to win it!

Our communities win big when we are all counted in the 2020 census but you literally have to have to be IN it to WIN it. What do you “win...

Equity Begins with Early Literacy!

Thank you to the more than 50 advocates and allies who joined Literacy Inc. (LINC) and other members of the New York City Council’s Early...

Otro Mundo Es Posible Para Todos Nosotros

Estimada comunidad de LINC: Literacy Inc. apoya a la comunidad negra y denuncia inequívocamente cualquier forma de violencia contra nuest...

محو الأمية المبكرة أمر ضروري: الدور المهم للقراء الأولون للمدينة للعائلات القاطنة في مدينة نيويورك

شكرا لكم على منحي الفرصة للأدلي بشهادتي. أنا إليانا جودوي ، أمثل منظمة Literacy INC. (LINC) و 11 منظمة أخرى غير ربحية، اللتي تشكل المجلس ...

Early Literacy is Essential: The Critical Role of City's First Readers for Families in NYC

Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony. I am Eliana Godoy, representing Literacy Inc. (LINC) and the 11 other nonprofit organ...

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, ...

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 Nor...

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 ill...

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 c...

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 ciud...

“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 k...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 act...

Reading is Culture

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

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 practice...

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. J...

Reading Levels are Rising

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

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...

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, Sy...

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...

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-...

The Bridge to End Book Deserts

Molly Ness, Ph.D. Shines the Light on Literacy Inc. in Her Innovative Podcast Series We are honored and delighted to share our first podc...

LINC Kicks Off National Summer Learning Week

Summer may look different this year, but summer isn’t cancelled! Whether we come together virtually or in person, New York City families ...

Spreading the Joy of Reading Virtually

“During this disruption, the notion of linking ourselves together for the greater good is what we need to do and what we must do.”-- LINC...

Literacy Inc. Recognizes Juneteenth

LINC is proud to recognize today, June 19th or Juneteenth as a day of action and reflection. Our staff will take the day off to engage in...

إقرأ المدينة: إنشاء جيل جديد من القراء

قبل خمس سنوات، اتخذ مجلس مدينة نيويورك خطوة أولى مهمة نحو إعداد الأطفال لبدء المدرسة، وهم جاهزون للتعلم من خلال إنشاء مبادرة لمحو الأمية ...

Another World is Possible for Us All

Dear LINC Community, Literacy Inc. stands with the Black community and unequivocally denounces any form of violence against our communiti...

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 ch...

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 val...

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 volunteer...

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 re...

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-...

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 ...

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 popul...

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 c...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 so...

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 Tuesd...

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 wi...

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 ...

Readers are Dreamers

"Books became our language. Books became our home." Yuyi Morales, Dreamers LINC’s Summer Reading Everywhere Program kicked off with LINC’...

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 a...