Adult Literacy Center

What is the Adult Literacy Center at Stony Brook University?
This is a partnership between the Literacy Suffolk, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Patchogue-Medford Adult Literacy Consortium, Middle Country Public Library Regional Literacy Center, and Stony Brook University.
The Center is designed to serve the employees, students, their families, patient population, stakeholders, and other constituents.
The Adult Center focuses on the University primary missions of teaching, research, and service. Services include basic literacy tutoring for the low-level reader (below 6th grade) and for those in need of conversational English skills. The Center uses a learner-centered approach to its individualized instruction of reading and writing and conversational English based upon a whole language philosophy.

Mission Statement

We believe that the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively is critical to personal freedom and maintenance of a democratic society. The mission of the Adult Literacy Center at Stony Brook is to promote increased literacy to adult learners among the employees, students, their families, patient population, and other constituents served by the University community.

What is Literacy Suffolk?
It is a national adult literacy organization founded in 1962. Recruits and trains volunteers who then provide free basic skills tutoring (listening, speaking, reading and writing English) on a one-on-one or small group basis.

Click here to view tutor volunteers and workshop information.

For more information and a copy of the current workshop schedule, please contact Cindy Brodsky at (631) 444-5272.


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