38% of New Yorkers are foreign born. (2000 Cenus)

Red Hook Initiative

Brooklyn

RHI believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. We envision a Red Hook where all young people can pursue their dreams and grow into independent adults who contribute to their families and community.

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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