DYCD is a partner in the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative (NYCALI), the City’s system for
providing literacy and language services for adults and out-of-school youth. This highly coordinated
network of community-based organizations (CBOs), public schools, CUNY campuses and public
library sites targets federal, state and local funds to communities with the greatest need for services.
Each year, over 12,000 New Yorkers attend classes at DYCD-funded CBOs located throughout New
To find a program near you, please call 1-800-246-4646.
In addition to DYCD, the following agencies and institutions are part of NYCALI:
- Literacy in the News
- New Report on GED Testing in New York City
An important new report on the GED Testing System in New York City was just released. “Our Chance for Change: A Four-year Reform Initiative for GED Testing in New York City,” by Jacqueline Cook examines the current system for GED testing and offers critical recommendations on how to improve it.