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A Letter from Our CEO: Learning Ally COVID-19 Relief Program

Categories: Education & Teaching, General, In the News

Dear Learning Community,

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us are balancing remote work and virtual schooling, while trying to make our homes a positive environment where our family members can thrive. It's a difficult time, especially for struggling readers, who are even more vulnerable. But your students and children can continue to learn and grow, and Learning Ally is here for them and for you.

I wanted to personally let you know how Learning Ally is responding to this crisis. We are mobilized and well-positioned to serve the needs of struggling readers, their families, and educators on a national scale.  

  • Between now and August 1st, we are offering schools across the country FREE access to the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution for educational institutions, as well as a professional learning suite with online resources and webinars for educators to assist with managing virtual classrooms and monitoring student progress remotely. If you are an educator and want to learn more about this offer, please contact us.

  • If you are in a household that is not served by a school district using Learning Ally, not to worry. We are discounting access to our platform for all families right now, which includes a robust set of parent resources to help parents guide their children at home. If you have financial concerns and cannot pay, we will not turn you away. You can apply for our fee waiver and get the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution for FREE. To get the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution join here and we’ll get you up and running as soon as possible.  

  • We have also increased our fundraising efforts to help us offer this critical support for struggling readers in need. Please be part of our community and donate here to help us reach and support an additional 500,000 students during this difficult time.

In this time of social distancing and sheltering at home, the Learning Ally Audiobook solution is a valuable resource. Since our founding over 70 years ago, for millions of people, Learning Ally has represented the critical difference between isolation and integration, between frustration and pride, and between struggle and success in the classroom and in life.

Please lean on us. We are here for you at Learning Ally to help make this time as productive, enriching, and educational as possible for the educators, students, and parents we serve.  


Andrew Friedman
CEO and President