New York State Reading Association
The New York State Reading Association (NYSRA) is an all-inclusive volunteer organization of members who are passionate about literacy. We share and support efforts to improve literacy education for people of all ages on local, state and global levels. We are teachers, librarians, parents, students, writers, researchers and professors. We welcome anyone to join us either as an at-large member, or better yet, through one of our many local councils!
Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Headquartered in the United States and founded on the belief that "World Change Starts With Educated Children," the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments.
Room to Read develops literacy skills and the habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls in completing secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
Room to Read is serving communities in ten countries in Asia and Africa: South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
For more about Room to Read, go to www.roomtoread.org.
New York State Reading Association local councils are permitted to submit one application per calendar year for up to $250. Please complete this application as accurately and completely as possible. Contact Keith Newvine at email@example.com with any questions.
The latest edition of the Language and Literacy Spectrum is now available! A link to the publication has been sent to all active members and it will be added to our members-only section on this website. Thank you to co-editors Keli Garas-York and Jennifer Reichenberg and all of the contributors for their work.
NYSRA was recently awarded with the International Literacy Association's Award of Excellence.
The following local councils were also recognized with ILA's Honor Award: