The Intergenerational Literacy Program began offering literacy instruction to parents in 1989. The program was developed in collaboration with 17 community organizations and is guided by an advisory board representing participating parents, the Chelsea Public Schools, Boston University, and community organizations. The program seeks to support families in working with their children, both to attain the instructional objectives of the schools and to reinforce positive attitudes toward education.

Donor support helps sustain projects like the Intergenerational Literacy Program. To learn more, visit BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.