The Literacy Assistance Center (LAC)

The Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) is dedicated to advancing adult literacy as a core value in our society. LAC envisions a future in which every immigrant, every parent, and every adult in this country has the full range of knowledge and skills they need to secure employment, achieve economic security, access quality health care, support their children in their schooling, and actively participate in the civic life of their communities.

LAC provides professional development workshops, webinars, courses and on-site technical assistance to adult literacy and out-of-school youth educators who work in community-based organizations, libraries, union-based adult education programs, school systems and community colleges. Our areas of expertise include: Common Core aligned reading, writing, math and science instruction; adult language, literacy and high school equivalency assessment; and teaching English to immigrant adults, including those with limited literacy in their native languages.

Services: On-site consulting, training, curriculum development

Sample Training Topics:

  • Helping Young People to Succeed
  • Teaching Numeracy for Young Reluctant Learners
  • Implementing Employability Skills into your Program Curricula

Content areas: Adult Literacy

Cynthia Bell, Numeracy & Youth Specialist

Professional Development Events Coordinator
Literacy Assistance Center
455 5th avenue, 6th flr
New York, NY 10016

DYCD Capacity Building Unit Contacts:
Miguel Bonilla, Senior Director