The low-income preschool obesity rate in New York City is 13.4%. (City Data)

Chinese-American Planning Council

New York

Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) provides a variety of services to more than 6,000 people daily and an estimated 25,000 individuals each year to improve the quality of lief of both new immigrants and established New Yorkers.

New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy


Adult literacy levels in New York City rank consistently below the national average, primarily because of the large number of foreign-born residents (47 percent) who speak a language other than English in their homes. Despite the estimated 1.5 million adults in New York City who need literacy-building services, government-funded English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and adult literacy programs can only serve 62,000 individuals at any given time. UNH is leading the effort to establish a comprehensive adult literacy system through our work with the New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL), which asserts that being able to read and write, learn English, obtain a GED, and enter training and post secondary education are the rights of every New Yorker and the cornerstone to an equitable and just society. UNH supports NYCCAL by developing advocacy strategies and working with NYCCAL’s members to plan and carry out these strategies.

Visit the NYCCAL website and Facebook page to learn more.

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