Lead Organization


Queensborough Community College (QCC), a college of The City University of New York (CUNY) is the lead organization in this IMLS National Leadership Grant. QCC is located in Queens, New York where 2.2 million people reside in what Census data show is the nation’s most diverse county. More than 25,00 degree and continuing education students attend each year, representing 130 countries of origin. Almost half are foreign born and speak a language other than English at home.


QCC Literacy Program

QCC’s free adult literacy programs have been integrating English language learning with civics education for adult immigrants since 2002. The programs serve 600 students each year in downtown Flushing, New York City, a bustling immigrant neighborhood, and at the College campus.