Monday, June 3, 2013
The Spring Dinner for Education will take place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and the evening's program at 7:30 p.m.
Katerina and Andreas Dracopoulos
Lisa and Richard Plepler
Merryl and James Tisch
Barbara and Evan Chesler
Elyse and Michael Newhouse
Loren Eng and Dinakar Singh
In the last year, the NYPL has broken new ground by launching initiatives that respond directly to the diverse educational needs of New Yorkers of all ages. With MyLibraryNYC, an innovative partnership with the Department of Education, public school students are three times more likely to check out library books than their peers at non-participating schools. This establishes a powerful new model for school-library partnerships. By doubling the number of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes in just six months, NYPL is rising to meet the demand of immigrants who know that English literacy is the key to job advancement and success. NYPL’s computer literacy classes and technology training programs have seen a 267% increase in attendance since 2011, and the Library is investing in expanding these programs to give older New Yorkers the instruction they need to adapt to our 21st century world. By building its capacity to provide these essential services, the Library is strengthening its role as an economic engine and a gateway to personal growth.
Support for the Spring Dinner for Education enables the Library to serve New Yorkers of all ages by providing unfettered access to information, knowledge, and educational opportunities. To secure your reservation, please contact Jessie Swisher Spiers at email@example.com or 212.930.0671.