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ProLiteracy Awards More Than $100,000 in National Book Fund Grants

ProLiteracy is proud to announce the award of more than $100,000 in National Book Fund grants to 65 community-based programs around the nation in support of adult literacy and basic education.

“At ProLiteracy, we are passionate about our mission of providing  programs with the resources and materials they need to help adults learn to read, write, and do basic math,” says Michele Diecuch, senior membership and program manager. “Every year, we receive a number of compelling, high-quality applicants. We are pleased to be able to offer grants to nearly two-thirds of the applicants we receive. ”

Since its inception in 1995, ProLiteracy’s National Book has awarded more than $2.9 million in grants , helping more than 305,000 adults, youth, and children improve their reading skills as a result.

The next National Book Fund application process will begin in March 2015.

ProLiteracy National Book Fund Recipients—2013-2014



Alaska Literacy Program

Anchorage, Alaska

Literacy Council of White County

Searcy, Arkansas

Adult Literacy Program, Santa Barbara Public Library

Santa Barbara, California

Lodi Public Library— Adult Literacy Services

Lodi, California

LearningQuest—Stanislaus Literacy Centers

Modesto, California

Five Keys Charter School

San Francisco, California

Colusa County Free Library

Colusa, California

Azusa City Library

Azusa, California

Jack Hill Lifelong  Learning Center

San Bernardino, California

Greeley Evans School District 6

Greeley, Colorado

Durango Education Center

Durango, Colorado

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

Calvary Women's Services

Washington, D.C.

Friends of the Library of Homosassa

Homosassa, Florida

Alachua County Library District

Gainesville, Florida

Office of Adult Education—Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, Georgia

Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta

Decatur, Georgia

The Literacy Council

Rockford, Illinois

Aquinas Literacy Center

Chicago, Illinois

Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College

Aurora, Illinois

Literacy Volunteers of America—DuPage

Naperville, Illinois

Literacy Coalition of Greene County

Bloomfield, Indiana

READ La Porte County

La Porte, Indiana


Bloomington, Indiana

Quincy Asian Resources (QARI)

Quincy, Massachusetts

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Bangor, Maine

Tri-County Literacy

Bath, Maine

St Luke New Life Center

Flint, Michigan

Montcalm Area Reading Council (MARC)

Greenville, Michigan

Literacy Volunteers of SW Minnesota

Marshall, Minnesota

Joplin NALA Read

Joplin, Missouri

The Literacy Commons

Pembroke, North Carolina

Adult Literacy Program—Fayetteville Urban Ministry

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Literacy New Jersey, Gloucester County Programs

Woodbury, New Jersey

Literacy Volunteers of Salem and Cumberland Counties

Bridgeton, New Jersey

Literacy Volunteers of Morris County

Morristown, New Jersey

Carlsbad Literacy Program

Carlsbad, New Mexico

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Literacy of Northern New York

Watertown, New York


Syracuse, New York

Union Settlement Association

New York, New York

Great Plains Literacy Council

Altus, Oklahoma

Delaware County Literacy Council

Chester, Pennsylvania

Thrive International Programs

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Perry County Literacy Council

Newport, Pennsylvania

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay

Bristol, Rhode Island

World Friends ESL Ministry

Summerville, South Carolina

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry

Bluffton, South Carolina

Trident Literacy Association

North Charleston, South Carolina

Housing Authority of Lancaster

Lancaster, South Carolina

Nashville Adult Literacy Council

Nashville, Tennessee

Literacy Advance of Houston

Houston, Texas

Marshall-Harrison County Literacy Council

Marshall, Texas

Tarrant County Samaritan Housing

Ft Worth, Texas

Pittsylvania County Literacy Program

Chatham, Virginia

Literacy for Life

Williamsburg, Virginia

Suffolk Literacy Council

Suffolk, Virginia

Literacy Council of Seattle

Seattle, Washington

Literacy Source

Seattle, Washington

Winnebago County Literacy Council

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency (West CAP)

Glenwood City, Wisconsin

Fond du Lac Literacy Services

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

International Learning Center

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County

Clarksburg, West Virginia

LAMP Adult Education Program

Hinton, West Virginia

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