LUSO serving the community

Literacy Support

Who we help

Children and Families residing in Northeast London. Our literacy programs target entire families, giving them resources to sustain their own children's learning.


Developing and building of essential literacy and numeracy skills in children and in families.


Programs provide a variety of literacy based activities and services for families and children up to 12 years of age. These services aim to engage both children and their families in developing literacy and numeracy skills in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Our literacy programs encourage shared learning and skill development of children, parents and caregivers.
Key programming includes: Shared Beginnings: a parent/caregiver & child program for families with children 0-6 years of age focused on the development of literacy and numeracy skills through fun interactive activities; Family Math: a program for families with children in grades 2-5 to support and nurture the love of math; Family Literacy Events: various community events throughout NE London and Argyle community; Books & Breakfast: literacy based activities offered in conjunction with summer breakfast program in NE London.      

LUSO making a difference

Unique individuals attended 19 Family Literacy events
families accessed Shared Beginnings at 3 community locations
individuals participated in Family Math

“Shared Beginnings provides me with a change of scenery- I get to know my community better. People share about their unique cultures. It is a safe environment for my kids to learn about other ethnicities, cultures and ask questions before they attend school". -Parent attending Shared Beginnings

"I love coming here because people read to me, they are so kind, and breakfast is really good" -Books & Breakfast Program participant


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Help bring a smile to families in North East London !!

LUSO would not exist without the support of the major funders below. We are thankful for their support and ongoing commitment to helping us achieve our mission. 

United Way -  Elgin Middlesex I R C C