1/3 of seniors in NYC live alone, requiring more social support from outside sources, like senior centers. (NYC Office of the Public Advocate)

Bronx House

Bronx

Bronx House was founded in 1912 as a music school and is now a multi-service, community-based organization serving a variety of populations in the north Bronx. They provide early childhood education, after-school programs, a senior center, day camp, a fitness center, a teen center, and a school for performing arts. Each year, Bronx House serves more than 15,000 people.

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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