The Long Island Regional Adult Education Network (LI-RAEN) provides technical assistance and professional development to adult literacy, occupational and continuing education programs funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The LI-RAEN is one of seven Regional Adult Education Networks funded by the NYSED through federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II Section 223 funding.
The seven RAENS are part of the state system of staff development and technical assistance to programs identified by the Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) team as needing improvement in order to meet National Reporting System (NRS) performance benchmarks. These benchmarks measure educational gains in adult education and/or English literacy, passing rates for the General Educational Development (GED) Test, employment outcomes, and post-secondary education or training.
The LI-RAEN serves adult literacy program needs throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties and also works closely with other public service agencies (e.g., state and local Departments of Labor, local Departments of Social Services) within the local workforce development systems to address emerging, transitional, and incumbent workers’ literacy needs.
If you have questions about our services or would like more information on how the LI-RAEN can help your program meet its goals, please contact our office.