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9/8/2011

ProLiteracy Member Organization Receives Literacy Leadership Award

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ProLiteracy Member Organization Receives Literacy Leadership Award

ProLiteracy, the oldest and largest organization of adult literacy and basic education programs, congratulates one of its member organizations, the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC), on receiving the Literacy Leadership Award from the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL).

The award ceremony will be held on September 14 at 5:30 in the Dirksen Senate Building in Washington, D.C. Other award recipients include:

  • Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), for his advocacy work around professional development for teachers and instructors
  • U.S.A. Learns, an interactive English language learning site
  • John Corcoran, founder of the John Corcoran Foundation and a former adult learner

“It’s wonderful to see an organization such as the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council recognized for their tireless efforts in the field of adult literacy and basic education,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “GPLC’s leadership with AmeriCorps, in particular, warrants this honor. More than 15,000 students have been served through the AmeriCorps program, which operates in 75 programs in eight cities, under GPLC’s leadership. They are an important partner in adult literacy efforts, and I am glad they are being recognized for their work at the national level.”

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