est. 1967

What we do.

We change lives and build community by strengthening literacy skills through learner centered education. We provide the tools needed to encourage and achieve personal literacy goals that offer economic growth and independence for adults in New York's Capital Region.

Who we help.

We provide one-to-one and small group instruction for adults wishing to improve their reading, writing, and math skills; learn English; or prepare for the HSE/TASC test and/ or the US Citizenship exam.

Where we serve.
We cover a service area of more than 3,500 square miles in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties. Tutors and learners meet at mutually agreed upon times in public locations such as libraries and coffee shop.


Help us, help others.

To sustain the programs that we offer, train volunteers, develop special events, and even purchase basic classroom and office supplies, we rely on local support. Your donation will go a long way to make a difference in your community. And, we will happily send a donation card for any donation gifts. Thank you.

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I have been a Literacy tutor for many years working with both small conversation groups and individuals. My special interst is in helping those for whom English is not their native language.


I am currently helping a young Chinese born woman obtain citizenship and become more fluent with her new language.

- Gerry     


Coronavirus Statement – March 13, 2020; 12pm

Due to the recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in counties where we provide Literacy services, Literacy New York Greater Capital Region has made the difficult decision to suspend all programs, public meetings, and one-on-one tutoring indefinitely to keep those in our community who may be vulnerable to the Coronavirus safe and well.

For staff, tutors, volunteers, and learners – in an effort to continue to serve individuals and stay connected, let us use alternative means to encourage instruction and learning through phone conversations, social media, or virtual platforms like Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and other online tools. Program Coordinators will still be available for assistance, but will be working from home and may be reached via email or phone.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support as we all cope during this time. Be well and be safe.


Thank you.

                                        Updated Jan 2021