We strive to end the cycle of illiteracy by recruiting and training dedicated volunteers, developing partnerships with other agencies and adapting programs to address emerging community needs.

GET INVOLVED

Ways To Help

Join our efforts to create a future where all people in Erie and Niagara counties are literate!

There are many ways to get involved:

Volunteer

Our volunteers share our belief that that everyone in Erie and Niagara Counties deserves to be literate! The LNYBN volunteer program is very different than others of its kind. It takes commitment, dedication, communication and consistency to succeed in our goal. Being a literacy tutor is an ongoing commitment that takes time and intention.

That being said, being a tutor is also a rewarding and meaningful experience. If you are interested in our volunteer program, please don’t hesitate to sign up by clicking the button below.

Donate

Your tax-deductible donation supports programs that are vital to making our community a better place to live and work. It’s the most effective and efficient way to create lasting change, so every donation counts. Thank you for helping to improve lives locally!

Ways to donate include check or money order, yearly fundraising events, and supporting our charitable organization through AmazonSmile.

Refer Someone

If you know someone that is interested in improving their reading or English-speaking skills, please refer them to us. Word-of-mouth is one of the most direct ways to communicate the message of our organization.

Attend An Event

Check out one of our yearly public events, such as Scrabble Fest or A Toast to Literacy. These events act as important ways to raise awareness about struggles with literacy, plus help support us through fundraising and charitable donations. Plus, you’ll have a lot of fun!

Advocate

You can help make a difference by spreading the word to your friends, family, and coworkers. You can also join formal advocacy efforts to raise awareness about literacy; our partner, ProLiteracy, has tools you can use to advocate for adult literacy.

Visit ProLiteracy.org to learn more about becoming a literacy advocate.

Other Ways To Get Involved

Invite us to speak to a group about our organization! Contact us to learn more.

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