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Doro Bush Koch to Deliver Keynote Address at USCAL 2013

Doro Bush Koch

ProLiteracy and the 30 U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL) partners announce that Dorothy (“Doro”) Bush Koch, co-chair of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 USCAL Student Recognition Luncheon on November 1 in Washington, D.C. November 1 is National Family Literacy Day.

“What better person to offer words of inspiration and encouragement to adult learners and professionals in the adult literacy field than Doro Bush Koch, whose wealth of experience and family background are the epitome of dedication to literacy,” says Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy.

USCAL brings together hundreds of people from around the United States to work together to address low adult literacy in America and around the world. The conference theme, “Together, Leading Change,” will focus on key issues currently facing the adult literacy field, including workforce training and career pathways, citizenship education and immigration, financial literacy, health literacy, and technology and digital literacy, among others.

In addition to serving as co-chair of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy with her brother Jeb Bush, Doro Bush Koch also helped lead and promote family literacy efforts in her home state of Maryland. She is co-owner and co-operator of BB&R Consulting, a company dedicated to helping people reach optimal health by teaching them how to nourish their bodies, minds, and souls. She is the daughter of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and the youngest sibling of George W. Bush, the 43rd President. Her other siblings are Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, and Marvin Bush. She is the author of the book My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush.

For more information about USCAL, visit the ProLiteracy website or contact the conference team at


About The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy promotes education is a civil right. We believe everyo

ne has the right to read in America, whether your age is 4 or 44. For thousands of parents and their children, the Barbara Bush Foundation provides the funds necessary to allow them to enroll together in adult and early childhood literacy classes. Over the years, the public charity has funded the continuation and expansion of family literacy programs in all 50 states.  By improving the literacy levels of our families, we lead the way to a more prosperous America.

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