Brooklyn and Queens have the largest senior populations of the five boroughs, each with about 282,000 seniors. (NYC Office of the Public Advocate)

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Brooklyn

The Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is a not-for-profit community organization, serving 8,000 residents a year through a comprehensive array of housing preservation, economic development, community organizing and youth and family support services programs and projects.

Literacy

United Neighborhood Houses supports literacy by advocating for family literacy and adult literacy programs.  

Issues and Programs

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)

Families United for Learning and Literacy was formed by United Neighborhood Houses, its member settlement houses, and partner organizations in 2017 to expand family literacy programming in order to meet the educational and economic needs of New York families.  Learn more »

New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy

Adult literacy levels in New York City rank consistently below the national average, primarily because of the large number of foreign-born residents (47 percent) who speak a language other than English in their homes. Despite the estimated 1.5 million adults in New York City who need literacy-building services, government-funded English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and adult literacy programs can only serve 62,000 individuals at any given time.  Learn more »