Literacy Inc.’s Family Engagement Specialist, dedicated literacy advocate and mother, Alma Canete, shared LINC’s work live on Levantate NY* earlier this week. We at LINC could not be more proud of her.
Alma spoke at length on how LINC expanded its outreach during the pandemic to online programs, and described how it uniquely empowers generations of families to succeed.
LINC’s two-generational Community Literacy Model connects families with each other and with resources that already exist in the community to surround children with literacy-rich environments inside and outside of home. Parents, caregivers, and community members in early literacy all foster a mutually-reinforcing system that reaches the same child multiple times during the first five years of life.
LINC families read more often and with more intention. These healthy literacy habits are sustained even as children age out of LINC programs.
“Our objective is to teach parents at home some strategies so that they can teach their children to read correctly, so that they are prepared when they enter kindergarten, and that they have the necessary tools to triumph throughout their life.”- Alma Canete
Alma first came to Literacy Inc. as a parent participant in LINC’s Very Involved Parent (VIP) Program, and as you can see, is now one of our greatest ambassadors. Alma’s poise, grace and passion radiates in the interview as it does in her daily efforts to create impactful programs and engage new and returning families.
LINC is grateful to collaborate with literacy advocates who truly care about their communities and embody our values.
Thank you to Alma, and to the whole team at Levantate NY for sharing her story and elevating LINC’s work to yet another audience. Watch Alma speak here.
Don't forget to register for LINC’s latest virtual reading programs. We can’t wait to read with you!
*Levantate NY is an experienced team of Dominican journalists based in New York City who host a live panel program broadcasted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.