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Another World is Possible for our Children

Social justice is built on educational justice; educational justice is founded on literacy. The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Janua...

ViacomCBS Volunteers Virtually with LINC for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of giving gifts and giving service. Volunteers from ViacomCBS recently brought joy to LINC by giving their t...

VIP Rising Star Spotlight: Marea Wilkes

Marea Wilkes graduated from LINC's Very Involved Parent (VIP) Academy in Spring 2018 and has remained an active parent since that time. T...

Pix11 Features Taco Eating Dragon & LINC Staff Distributing Books at Several NYCHA Locations

#TacoBoutBooks LINC PARTNERS WITH ADAM RUBIN, #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF Dragons Love Tacos, PENGUIN, and Council Member Diana Ayala There w...

Covid-19 Resources for New Yorkers

Dear New Yorker, Estimado Neoyorquino, 親愛的紐約市民, As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want ...

Fire Up a Love of Reading

FIRE UP a love of READING and  PUT BOOKS in the hands of children We’ve partnered again with Adam Rubin, #1 New York Times best-selling a...

Children's Book Author Brooks Olbrys Brings His Blue Ocean Bob Series to LINC

“Thank you Mr. Olbrys. We had a great time hearing your story and learning how to turn goals into actions and how to keep going in challe...

Breaking Records and Reading Together with Evelyn Del Rey

Attention all readers! As we bid goodbye to the long days of summer and say hello to autumn’s falling leaves, LINC is partnering with Jum...

LINC Takes Reading Right Out of the Ballpark at Our Latest Literacy Event

Thank you to the many families who knocked it out of the park at LINC’s Take Me Out to the Ball Game event on September 25th, 2020! In an...

Ruth Was a Reader

Literacy Inc. joins the world in mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering champion of gender equity. We are grateful ...

LINC's Fordham Community Salutes its Very Involved Parents (VIPs)

Literacy Inc.’s Very Involved Parents (VIPs) are at the heart of the work we do promoting early childhood literacy throughout the five bo...

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...

Brief LINC Update: Temporary Address Change

Dear Community, Due to the pandemic, LINC is experiencing disruptions with the postal service. We apologize for the inconvenience and app...

Parents Become Literacy Advocates and Readers Become Leaders

The difficulties of 2020 have been inescapable. People living in the poorest New York City neighborhoods are dying from coronavirus at mo...

Guest Reader and Author Adam Rubin Takes Virtual Program Attendees on a Taco Adventure

On Friday, December 4, New York Times Best-Selling author of Dragons Love Tacos Adam Rubin joined LINC live for our #TacoBoutBooks online...

LINC Launches Giving Tuesday with a #TacoBoutBooks Fiesta

On Tuesday, November 17, LINC launched our 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign with a #TacoBoutBooks Fiesta! Chef Joey Campanaro of the Little Ow...

FIRE UP a love of READING and JOIN LINC'S #TacoBoutBooks Friendsgiving!

Our Giving Tuesday is kicking off with a live-cooking class, featuring Chef Joey Campanaro & author Adam Rubin, whose best-selling childr...

Introducing Jordan Halpern-Leistner, LINC’s Newest Board Member!

LINC is delighted to announce that Jordan Halpern-Leistner has joined our Board of Directors. Jordan is a Principal at Silver Lake, a lea...

LINC Welcomes Tracy Dockray, Renowned Children's Book Author & Illustrator to Our Board of Directors

Our LINC family continues to grow! We are delighted to announce our newest board member, Tracy Dockray, who has enriched the LINC brand w...

HarperCollins Children’s Books Helps LINC Raise Resilient Readers Across NYC During COVID-19

Every day that children do not read, they are losing ground. Children need to read just as surely as they need food and shelter, and book...

Get Ready to Run for Kids on October 17 & 18

Set a new running record and support LINC with RBC’s Global Virtual Race for the Kids. On your mark, get set...GO! LINC is gearing up for...

In Her Words: LINC Spotlights Very Involved Parent (VIP) Jantipa Almanzar

Mi Experiencia con LINC VIP Era el primer año de escuela de mi hijo Alan que con apenas 4 años comenzaba a vivir la gran aventura de la e...

A Back to School Surprise

Whether virtual or in person, it is that time of the year again--the time when we go back to school--and New York City families from all ...

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...

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