LNYBN is the region’s sole provider of free, one-on-one adult literacy services serving Erie and Niagara Counties. We serve the growing population of recently relocated refugees and immigrants in the area who may not speak or read English, or who may not have had any formal education in their native countries.

Our programs address the various social, economic, and educational issues of our clients. We strive to break the crippling cycle of intergenerational illiteracy and poverty in Western New York, in an effort to combat social ills, improve the local economy and achieve higher education objectives.

Simply put, LNYBN changes lives, word by word.

Join us in celebrating Literacy New York Buffalo Niagara’s 50th Anniversary!

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Our Mission is to open pathways to expanded opportunities for adult learners and school children by enhancing their literacy skills and nurturing their well being. Our Vision is to be an integral partner in the revitalization of our community.