The Literacy Lab is building a coast to coast literacy community to identify and meet the literacy needs of at-risk readers via food pantries, homeless and domestic abuse shelters, youth mentoring, and job training programs. inspires and engages consumers to share their magazine love with kindred, but at-risk readers, connecting them in a virtuous cycle to end poverty.

  • Studies say that poor infants hear 30 million fewer words when their brains are developing for life.
  • According to Reading is Fundamental, two-thirds of America’s 12 million+ children in poverty have zero books at home, when reading habits develop for good.
  • 32 million adults and 1 in 5 high school graduates can’t read. There are over a million homeless students found in every U.S. school district.
  • Only 9 of 100 poor students will graduate from college.

With titles for every reading age, interest, professional aspiration, and language, magazines are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet.

Literacy Newsstands

Consumers gift new magazine subscriptions bulk shipped, and retail magazine purchases, and recycle their own magazine, and publishers gift pallets of expired magazines that are delivered to at-risk readers via Literacy Newsstands in food pantries, shelters, youth mentoring, and job training programs.

Share the Literacy Love

Each night there are 35,000 moms and children in domestic abuse shelters with an average stay of one to two months. For our Share the Literacy Love campaign, donors gift new consumer and children’s magazines that are bulk shipped to domestic abuse shelters and programs for homeless and trafficked youth to comfort at-risk readers in crisis, and to promote reading between moms and their children. Our goal is to partner with consumer and children’s magazine publishers to inspire magazine readers to gift a consumer magazine and a children’s magazine to each mom and each child in every abuse shelter in America.