CNYLearns is a service of the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County (LCOC) and was developed by and for the members of the Adult Education Roundtable (AER) to address common issues and needs in our community.

The AER is a collaborative group of Adult Literacy/Adult Education providers and supporters that meet monthly.  Members include LiteracyCNY; North Side Learning Center; OCM BOCES; Onondaga Community College; Onondaga County Public Library; ProLiteracy; SUNY Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center; Syracuse City School District Adult Education; Syracuse University College; The Newland Center; and others.

CNY Learns helps to make connections to local organizations in our community that can help folks get their diploma, career guidance, literacy skills and more. Gain the FREE training and education you need, to achieve the life you want. Start at and take just one step towards a better life. Learn… and live better, we can help!

LCOC Vision Statement:

Our Vision is 100% Literacy through 100% Community Engagement.

LCOC Mission Statement:

Our Mission, as the birthplace of the modern literacy movement, is to collectively build and support community initiatives that improve literacy levels across the lifespan in Onondaga County.

Our Goals:

  • Advocating for Literacy
  • Building Partnerships
  • Providing Resources & Building Capacity
  • Evaluating our Work & Reporting Progress
  • Keeping the Community Informed