Welcome to The Learning Place
Formerly The Newland Center for Adult Learning & Literacy
Please Give to the Phyllis Newland
Memorial Adult Literacy Fund
Phyllis Newland was a literacy provider who believed in giving adults a hand up, not a handout. Her years of experience with adults and older youth with literacy needs provided a foundation for the non-profit organization she started in 1990. We have set up a fund in her memory. Please make a donation (payable to The Newand Center) to continue her legacy.
The Newland Center is a non-profit, volunteer-based chartered corporation dedicated to providing free adult literacy services to our Syracuse inner-city neighborhoods. Our center is conveniently located on East Genesee Street with access from all neighborhoods of the city via bus lines.
Our volunteer tutors provide one-on-one tutoring and group instruction to enrolled adult students. Students are assessed to evaluate their strengths and needs when they enroll. A full range of educational subjects is offered.
We are funded by foundation grants, local organizations, and individual contributions. Volunteers are always welcome as tutors, office staff, and board committee members.