Literacy Task Force
About the Task Force
The Literacy Task Force was established through a 2021 City Council ordinance. The task force is made up of 15 members.
The Literacy Task Force will:
- Study rates of literacy across Boston.
- Develop an action plan for the City of Boston to improve access to education and City services for residents who are unable to read or write in any language.
- Promote opportunities to increase literacy for adults and children through policy and programming recommendations.
Task Force MembersTask Force Members
- Edith Bazile, Founder, Black Advocates for Educational Excellence
- Yorsalem Brhane, Student at Boston International Newcomers Academy
- Manuel Coronado, Graduate of Brighton High School, Immigrants Lead Boston alumni
- Monique Tú Nguyen, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement
- Lesley Ryan Miller, Chief of Teaching and Learning, Boston Public Schools
- Gayana Daniel, Chief of Staff, Office of Language and Communications Access
- Papa Diop, Education Unit Manager Boston Center for Youth and Families
- Xiomara Gomez, Student at Gardner Pilot Academy Adult ESOL Program
- Lee Haller, Director of Programs, English for New Bostonians
- Stephen Hunter, Adult Education Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
- David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library
- Councilor Julia Mejia, At-Large City Councilor
- Trinh Nguyen, Chief of Worker Empowerment
- Nicole Simeon, Student at Bunker Hill Community College, First Literacy Scholar
- Lori D’Avella, Program Director, Charlestown Adult Education
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