“Today, it is estimated that over 2 million New Yorkers, approximately 25 percent of the city population, are functionally illiterate.”
“In 2016, two out of three NYC third-grade public school students qualifying for free or reduced lunch were not reading at grade level.”
These are just a few of the statistics that affect children who grow up in low-income households. CLICK HERE to read LINC Executive Director Shari Levine’s Op-Ed in the Queens Chronicle about how LINC works with individual communities to resolve the early literacy crisis.
If you believe that every child deserves to enter school with the literacy skills needed to achieve academic success, join LINC in supporting early literacy so that the above statistics will soon diminish.