Among unemployed New York City residents, 58% experienced difficulty affording food throughout 2009.(Food Bank for New York City)

Henry Street Settlement

Manhattan

Founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald, Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service and arts programs to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year from 17 program sites on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)


Educational deficits jeopardize family economic security and educational success for too many New York City families.

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• Only 38% of 3rd to 8th graders are considered proficient in English Language Arts, and just 36% are proficient in Math. Many of these children will eventually leave high school prematurely, without the full range of skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education or the job market.

• NYC is home to 2.2 million adult residents who lack English proficiency and/or a high school diploma. As a result, these New Yorkers earn significantly less than their peers, putting economic success for them and their families out of reach.

Although family literacy models vary, they represent a form of two-generation programs designed to focus equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for a parent and their child to learn together and succeed together.

To learn more, visit http://www.familyliteracyny.org/ 

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