Horsing around for literacy

Thank you Mary in Connecticut for sharing your favorite magazines with our new eager readers at MagLiteracy.org. We love opening gifts boxes like this, which underscore why magazines and comics, with titles for every reading age, interest, and language, are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet.

How you can help literacy end poverty and more in your town

A frequent question is how to get involved with MagLiteracy.org. There are literacy needs in every town - in your community - that you can help to meet. Foster children and moms and kids in domestic abuse shelters, comforting families during natural disasters and rebuilding after, reaching reader's via food pantries, homeless students, children in [...]

Lean literacy

We've reached the point where about half the inquiries to our literacy project come from desktop computers and a full half or more come directly from mobile devices. Thanks to the amazing support and hard work of so many individuals and businesses, coast to coast, and around the world, we have learned so many lessons [...]

Grabbing #literacy by the longhorns in Austin TX

Street Youth Ministry founder Terry Cole with John who told me he loves to read whatever he can. The University of Texas motto is Disciplina praesidium civitatis. A cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy. You will find a humanitarian confluence tucked in the basement at a far corner of the mighty UT 40 [...]

2016 Accomplishments

  As we work towards our goals for this year, we like to look back at what we accomplished last year. MagazineLiteracy saw fantastic growth in outreach in 2016, having donated nearly 122,000 magazines to agencies around the world. We donate to mentoring and job training programs, food pantries, shelters, community centers, and foster care. [...]

Changing the world, one magazine, one reader at a time

We've established that magazines are enormously powerful for literacy, because there are titles for every reading age, interest, and language. This table shows where English, Spanish, and French language is spoken by territory, indicating a long list of places around the world where, with literacy need identified, and an invitation, we can have an impact. [...]

November surprise – how magazines upcycled from Seattle, Denver, Puerto Rico, and California bring literacy to Trenton NJ readers

By John Mennell I believe things happen for reason. So, when I was driving to our New Jersey literacy warehouse, and missed my exit, ending up on Route 206 through the heart of Trenton, I abandoned the GPS and went with it. Along my route to my right, I encountered this Library Box – a repurposed newspaper [...]

Magazines and comics bring comfort and hope after the storm

We serve academically at-risk, low income families who cannot afford books and reading materials and do not have access to the internet. We strive to get families reading together. We would appreciate any magazines for Pre-K or K level and also, magazines for adult readers.   -- Pennsylvania educator As we gear up our industry-wide effort [...]