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Literacy Project

The Literacy Project consists of the Literacy in Action course, a writing class for adult immigrants, writing mentors at a NYC public high school, writing workshops for teachers of adults and publications. 

Literacy in Action Course

Co-sponsored by Gallatin's Community Learning Initiative, this course combines the academic study of adult literacy and English as a Second or Other Language education with supervised volunteer work at four partner institutions: University Settlement Society, Fortune Society, Turning Point Educational Center and the International Rescue Committee.

Writing Mentors at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies

The Writing Program sends two Gallatin students per semester as afterschool writing mentors to this New York City public school.

Adult Writing Classes at University Settlement Society

Gallatin sponsors a weekly writing class for adult immigrants at University Settlement Society, at which undergraduates serve as student-teachers.


The Literacy Review Workshops

Students plan and participate in an annual, all-day series of workshops for teachers of writing to adults. The Workshops serve over 150 literacy professionals and volunteers each year.


The Literacy Review

The Literacy Review is an annual journal of writing from adult literacy programs throughout New York City. Edited by Gallatin students, the book is distributed at a celebration that includes readings by the newly published writers.

Download recent volumes

Literacy Review, Volume 12 (Spring 2014)
Literacy Review, Volume 11 (Spring 2013)
Literacy Review, Volume 10 (Spring 2012)

Literacy Review, Volume 9 (Spring 2011)
Literacy Review, Volume 8 (Spring 2010)
Literacy Review, Volume 7 (Spring 2009)


The faculty adviser for the Literacy Review is Professor June Foley.

Recent volumes of the Literacy Review

Covers of recent issues of the Literacy Review, from left, Volume 10 (2012), Volume 11 (2013), and Volume 11 (2014).


Excerpts from the Reading and Celebration of Literacy Review, Volume 11, 2013


Other Literacy Project Publications

In addition to the annual Literacy Review, the Writing Program publishes several other books. Past publications have include: Refugee Writing, co-published with the International Rescue Committee; Where I'm From, words and images from Morocco, Ghana and Italy collected by recent Gallatin graduates; and A Gift, works by University Settlement writers.

Covers of Ten (published in 2012), A Gift (2010), Where I'm From (2008) and Refugee Writing (2006).

Covers of Ten (published in 2012), A Gift (2010), Where I'm From (2008) and Refugee Writing (2006).

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