Literacy Programming

The Importance of Literacy

Literacy is our capacity to read, write, and comprehend. Its innate attributes ultimately affect our ability to communicate.  If we are unable to communicate well, we will be unable to connect with our neighbors, exchange information, and/or resolve problems. Literacy is one of the most important academic subjects a student can engage in. Without it, human-beings are unable to serve as functional citizens in our communities. Yet, Literacy, in the United States is suffering tremendously. Here are some startling statistics that we gathered from

  • One child in four grows up not knowing how to read
  • 15% of the United States population has specific reading disorders
  • 33% of U.S. high school graduates never read a book after high school
  • 50% of US Adults are unable to read an eighth grade level book

In the article written by, they report that the UNICEF claims that, “Nearly 1 billion people will exit the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names and two thirds of them will be women.”

Excelling in the area of Literacy it what causes nations to succeed. 

In order to bridge this gap and serve this tremendous area of need, Aliyah School of Art’s(ASA), Multi-Cultural Family Support Center(MFSC) has instituted their Literacy Program for children and adults. 


Our goal is to give our students the instruction, tools, and resources they need to reach 100% fluency in the areas of reading, writing, comprehension, and public speaking, even after they have exited our program. 

About Aliyah School of Art and our Multi-Cultural Family Support Center

Aliyah School of Art is a non-profit(501c3) who’s mission is to impact their community’s social, emotional, and spiritual needs through arts and education. They accomplish this holistic and comprehensive approach by involving children, adults, and families.  

Aliyah’s Multi-cultural Family Support Center works specifically to provide children, adults, and families, resources outside the realm of arts. Some examples of our programming include: ESL classes, job placement, healthy eating and living seminars, business training, and much more! 

For more about how our Family Support Center can help assist your household’s specific needs, please contact us at 267-341-8325 or email us at

Offered Literacy Courses

ESL(English as a Second Language)

This course is geared towards students who are learning English as a second language. 

Literacy Intervention

This course is for school aged children who may find themselves falling behind in their Language Arts scores or for teens or adults who would simply like to improve their Literacy skills.

Learning Spanish

This course is for students who desire to learn how to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently. This program is great for students who may have a desire to study or travel abroad, enter a bilingual program, translate, etc. 

Career/College Prep (*prices may vary for this course)

These courses are geared towards career/college specified needs, i.e. resume and cover letter writing, ACT literacy prep, SAT literacy prep, college entry essay writing, to improve your writing skills before/or while enrolled in college, etc.

Essay Writing (*prices may vary for this course)

This course is for students who specifically want to improve their essay writing skills, i.e. persuasive essays, descriptive essays, expository essays, and narrative essays. This course is helpful for elementary, middle, high school, and college level students. Adults may also benefit from this program if they need help with personal demands such as proposals, article writing, thesis statements, etc. 

Creative Writing

This course is for students who are interested in improving their creative writing skills. Skill enhancement includes topics such as narratives, theater plays, script writing for television, poetry, etc. This is a great course to perfect and strengthen your creative writing abiliti


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