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Literacy Lounge

America’s first smart library with game-changing tech that helps underserved kids

Brooklyn, New York, USA

For immigrant children, excelling in school can be an uphill battle. Help immigrant children in New York by sponsoring the Literacy Lounge. This first-of-its-kind ‘smart library’ is designed to help students build confidence and critical communication skills.

education . immigrants . social justice

Needed

Designed

Funded

Built

Impacting

40%

$195,000 goal

Pledge $25,000 or more

Press kit, impact report

○ your name mentioned in press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $75,000 or more

Sponsors plaque

○ plaque near entrance to honor you
○ your name mentioned in press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $150,000 or more

Space named after you

○ ribbon cutting ceremony
○ library dedicated in your name
○ your name mentioned in press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report


Support kids like Maria

Maria is a first-generation immigrant in New York. English is her second language and neither of her parents are fluent. Maria’s future depends on her ability to communicate well. New York is full of children like Maria. This makes literacy an important and growing challenge. The Literacy Lounge is a dedicated space designed to help students like Maria who need extra help learning to read, write, and communicate ideas.

In the heart of Brooklyn

Literacy Lounge will be built on the campus of a local school, the Academy for College Preparation & Career Exploration. Every day, hundreds of students walk through their doors looking for more opportunity. Being located here allows the new learning center to serve the local Black, Latin, and South Asian community.

Ready-to-build design

We’ve worked with the school staff and students from the neighborhood to design a space that meets their needs. Literacy Lounge has groundbreaking technology and tools to support students. Once you fund, we can start building this 900 square foot learning center at the school.

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Equipped with game-changing technology

The space will have revolutionary sensor technology embedded in the walls to collect real-time data as kids speak and interact. Algorithms process this and give teachers data on student vocabulary, confidence, and interests — insights they can use to personalize support for kids.

Co-designed by passionate experts and students

Danish Kurani
Danish Kurani

Architect, educator, Kurani founder

Lauren Bordes
Lauren Bordes

designer, university professor

Brooklyn students
Brooklyn students

of diverse abilities, ages, backgrounds

Stimulates local economic development

To give more opportunity to minority-owned businesses in the community, a general contractor from the local area will build the Literacy Lounge.

This space will make a world of difference for children.

School Principal, Joan Mosely

What’s your legacy

In these trying times with so much uncertainty in the world, everyone must step up. Years from now, you’ll be asked — where were you and how did you help? Use our architectural series to create positive change in the world.

Pledge $25,000 or more

Press kit, impact report

○ your name mentioned in press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $75,000 or more

Sponsors plaque

○ plaque near entrance to honor you
○ your name mentioned in press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report

Pledge $150,000 or more

Space named after you

○ ribbon cutting ceremony
○ library dedicated in your name
○ your name mentioned in press release
○ press kit with project assets
○ impact report