If you are concerned about adult literacy education in New York City, there are ways to advocate for it. Join teachers, program managers, and others upcoming general meetings held by the New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL) at the Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) in Lower Manhattan.
NYCCAL comprises “adult literacy teachers, managers, students, and allies from community-based organizations, CUNY campuses, libraries and Department of Education programs across New York City.” NYCCAL meets once a month as a large group and its committees meet at separate times between the general meetings.
Two upcoming general meetings are:
- Thursday, Nov. 7, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 5, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
NYCCAL suggests some basic action steps that individuals can take in support of adult literacy: educate themselves, build allies, learn about their legislators, establish and maintain relationships (with legislators), and plan for the future.
For more information about NYCCAL and membership, contact Nell Eckersley (firstname.lastname@example.org).