East New York Reads is a partnership of literacy organizations working with families, schools, and the surrounding community to ensure that children start school ready to read and stay on track for academic success.
Originated by The Pinkerton Foundation
The Pinkerton Foundation supports community-based programs for children, youth and families in economically disadvantaged areas in New York City. Although the foundation considers a wide range of youth development initiatives, Pinkerton favors direct-service programs that have one overriding goal: to help young people reach their full potential. With that in mind, the foundation looks for groups with capable leadership, high expectations, well-defined goals and active, engaged participants. The Pinkerton Foundation is proud to support the work of East New York Reads.
NYC Literacy Network
The NYC Literacy Network is a partnership of 10 literacy and education organizations who serve the needs of New York City children and families throughout the five boroughs . The collaborative works to provide a continuum of literacy support services for children, birth to Grade 5. Together, the network engages families, schools, and the community around promoting, achieving, and sustaining childhood literacy success. East New York Reads is a pilot program of the NYC Literacy Network.
Creating Literacy Rich Communities
Working in partnership to create an effective model for collaboration, East New York Reads uses a system of mutually reinforcement activities that benefit children’s reading development and family engagement around literacy.