LNYBN is the region’s sole provider of free, one-on-one adult literacy services serving Erie and Niagara Counties. We serve individuals looking to improve their reading skills and the growing population of recently relocated refugees and immigrants in the area who may not speak or read English. 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.

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.


Vist our Donate page to view our 2013-2014 990 form.