Reading & Writing

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.
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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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Young Adult Literacy Program

A reading, writing and math program for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in school and not working. The program helps improve their reading, writing and/or math skills.
Learn about Young Adult Literacy Program