We change lives, families, and communities by tutoring adults to improve their ability to speak,
read, and write English.
Strengthen your child's future
A mother’s reading skill is the greatest determinant of her child’s future academic success—even more important than family income.
Grow and be well
If all adults read at a 6th grade level or higher, they’d be healthier, and our economy would be $2.2 trillion larger.
We’ve helped thousands of immigrants
and native speakers
Since 1978, Literacy Suffolk has helped thousands of immigrants from 47 countries with basic conversational English and native speakers with reading and writing.
The ability to communicate effectively in English is critical to personal freedom, economic betterment, and the maintenance of a democratic society in the United States.
Recent milestones in our students' lives
Our students have changed their lives through their own hard work and determination.
A mother got a better job with medical benefits important to her family.
Several of our “graduates” have become U.S. citizens.
A student who left school before the sixth grade in her home country began working towards her G.E.D.
A man who never learned to read at his Long Island high school is working on getting a driver’s license so he can get a job.