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ABOUT US

Our Mission 

At Literary Academy Collective (LAC) we believe access to literacy is the most pressing Civil Rights issue in New York City. Our mission is to build and support a network of NYCPS schools to allow struggling readers achieve academic success by bringing culturally relevant, structured literacy to students at the intersection of race, poverty, and disability.

 

We are partnering with schools, families, community-based organizations, and institutes of higher education to build a replicable school model, engage in district support and training for teachers, and educate families in literacy awareness and advocacy

 

Our goal is to break the cycle of illiteracy for students with dyslexia, LBLDs, and other struggling readers. 

How We Achieve Our Mission

  • School Creation and Support: Support the launch, development, and sustainability of a network of K-8 Literacy Academies across NYC.

  • Professional Development: Work with DOE and other NYC systems to bring evidence-based, culturally responsive structured literacy instruction into existing public schools.

  • Partnerships: Develop and support partnerships that bring expertise and resources to the Literacy Academies and beyond, including our partnership with Windward Institute and CUNY Schools of Education.

  • Policy and Advocacy:  Build awareness among families, community members, and decision-makers around policies that can impact the larger educational system.

 

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