CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESL Program – The City University of New York - adult literacy new york city


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Adult Literacy Program. The Adult Literacy Program is a partnership with the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative (NYCALI), the City’s system for providing literacy and English language services for adults and out-of-school youth over the age of 16.

Literacy New York (LNY) provides training and technical assistance to a diverse network of volunteer-based literacy organizations and supports their capacity to be well-managed, well-governed and to provide quality instruction.

On June 6, 2017, the city budget was voted on and passed by the New York City Council. Based on the budget documents & press releases we’ve seen so far, we are confident the $12m for Adult Literacy is in the budget. While the funding was not baselined, this is .

Funded since 1984 through combined New York City and New York State Education Department resources, the Program enrolls nearly 10,000 students a year and is coordinated centrally at the Office of Academic Affairs by a University Director and supported by a staff of professional developers with expertise in Adult Literacy, High School.