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Literacy Coalition

Oswego County Wants to Eliminate Low Literacy


Aug. 12 'Read Event' at the Oswego County Fair (Click here for more info.)

Literacy Coalition of Oswego County (Video)

Click on the link below to read a great article!
The Teacher Who Couldn't Read: John Corcoran's Story

Illiteracy is a challenge that no single agency can solve.

40-44 million adults in the U.S. demonstrate skills in the lowest level of prose, document, and quantitative proficiencies. Many are unable to total an entry on a deposit slip, locate the time and place on a meeting form, or identify a piece of specific information in a brief news article. (ProLiteracy Worldwide)

In Oswego County, close to 17,000 adults cannot read above a 5th Grade level.

It takes the team effort of many individuals, government agencies, non-profits, businesses, and educators to meet that challenge.

The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County empowers our community to build literacy in a collaborative, inclusive and comprehensive manner.

Join us!

See how you or your organization can mean a better life for the thousands of people in Oswego County who need to read.

Supported By:

Alliance Bank
Assemblyman, 115th District
Assemblyman, 124th District
Assemblyman, 128th District
Assemblywoman, 122nd District
Cayuga Community College
City of Fulton
City of Oswego
Constellation Energy
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County
Eastern Shore Associates
Entergy Nuclear Northeast
Fulton Savings Bank
Fulton City School District
Fulton Family YMCA
Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Hannibal Central School District
Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County
Central Southern Tier Regional Adult Education Network
National Grid
NYS Education Department
NYS Senator, 48th District
Oswego City School District
Oswego County Administrator
Oswego County BOCES
Oswego County Department of Social Services
Oswego County Federal Credit Union
Oswego County Legislature
Oswego County Opportunities
Oswego County Workforce Development Board
Oswego Family Court Judge
Oswego Health
Oswego Industries
Oswego Public Library
Oswego YMCA
Pathfinder Bank
State University of New York at Oswego
The John Ben Snow Foundation
The Palladium Times
United Way of Greater Oswego County
Wes Hyde Foundation

Questions about the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County?
E-Mail: Mike Egan, Literacy Coalition of Oswego County, Inc.