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Literacy Inc. (LINC)

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Last modified: May 23, 2014, 4:59 PM


"When a child reads, a community succeeds!"

Literacy Inc. (LINC) builds neighborhood networks that support young readers.


One of the keys to early reading success is growing up in an environment that values literacy. While schools play a central role, parents and community members can encourage and support children in their reading development in several ways, by:

  • Providing many positive experiences reading one-on-one,
  • Making sure that books are always available to children – at home, at school and in the community, and
  • Actively demonstrating that literacy is both fun and important by encouraging a daily family reading routine.

LINC was founded in 1996 by New York State Regent Emeritus Mimi Lieber. Her vision to create a model that draws on the strengths of a community to support young readers. LINC engages parents and other community members to foster early literacy skills. We know that children who start school without these skills have a much harder time learning, and those who cannot read by third grade are likely to fail academically. We also know that when a community sees the positive results from its efforts, and its children see the importance attached to their educational success, the entire community is strengthened.

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Government ID number:
New York
5030 Broadway, Suite 641, New York, NY, 10034, US
Date Founded:
United States


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