Reading & Writing

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Reading & Writing

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) supports reading, writing, GED, and English language classes for youth and adults.

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Adolescent Literacy Program

An afterschool program run by community-based organizations in partnership with 10 middle schools in New York City. The program works with students in grades 6 through 8 to strengthen their reading, writing, and communication skills.
Learn about Adolescent Literacy Program

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Adult Literacy Program

Programs help adults gain the reading and writing skills they need to further their education or feel more comfortable in the workplace.
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NDA Adult Literacy Program (BENL/ESOL)

Programs help New Yorkers attain the reading,writing and communication skills they want and need to gain employment and/or pursue further education.
Learn about NDA Adult Literacy Program