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Mission Statement

Literacy Nassau is a Long Island-based not-for profit organization that makes literacy services accessible to disadvantaged populations of all ages by providing donation-based language-building programs.

Our Story 


Not everyone can read this sentence.  1 in 10 Nassau County adults cannot read a job application, write an email, or speak with their child's teacher.  Since 1968, Literacy Nassau has trained, mobilized, and supported a county-wide volunteer effort to address this problem.  

Literacy Nassau is the only organization in Nassau County serving adults who cannot function in a typical classroom.  Non-traditional methods meet adult students where they are in their journey and help them achieve personal goals, such as becoming a U.S. Citizen, learning English, passing a driver’s test, getting a job, or simply reading for pleasure. 

Literacy Nassau has more than doubled in size since 2010. We have deep partnerships with the Long Island Library System and many critical social service organizations and we serve over 1,000 students. 

Recently, thanks to a one million dollar grant, Literacy Nassau has developed the infrastructure to bridge the gap between teacher training and student success for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.  We now offer donation-based Orton-Gillingham tutoring for children.

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