In 2009, 15.5 million children in American - more than 1 in 5 - were poor. (Children's Defense Fund)

SCAN New York

Manhattan

SCAN's family service programming focuses on setting and attaining positive goals, resolving family crisis, and building on parent, child and family strength. SCAN programming serves targeted communities in East Harlem and Morrisania in the South Bronx.

Literacy

United Neighborhood Houses supports literacy by advocating for family literacy and adult literacy programs.  

Issues and Programs

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)

Families United for Learning and Literacy was formed by United Neighborhood Houses, its member settlement houses, and partner organizations in 2017 to expand family literacy programming in order to meet the educational and economic needs of New York families.  Learn more »

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.  Learn more »