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Kathy and Student


Meet Mayra. 

In elementary school she was put in special ed because of a language barrier - she was born in Puerto Rico. The label followed her all the way through high school. She graduated with an IEP Diploma. But the employers she was trying to work with in the health care field told her the IEP diploma was not acceptable. Her goal was to become a phlebotomist. She had been told back in high school that she would never achieve a high school diploma because of her learning disability. But Mayra was determined...

Awareness & Advocacy

ProLiteracy advocates for adult literacy initiatives on behalf of our member network. We provide a strong collective voice to increase awareness of adult literacy challenges, influence public policy, and create change. 

By providing evidence of the challenge faced by adults around the world, ProLiteracy aims to amplify their courageous voices and build a global community dedicated to ending…and supporting positive change for these adults. 

Innovative Programs & Projects

ProLiteracy is a vibrant global network made up of more than 1,000 member organizations in the U.S. and partners in 35 developing countries. 

By helping adults gain literacy skills, we can help reduce poverty, improve public health, and advance human rights in communities and countries around the world.

We strive to increase the capacity and quality of adult literacy programs through technical assistance, professional development, training, and content development. Our programs and projects promote adult education through basic literacy (reading, writing, basic math), ELL (English language learning), high school equivalency degree, financial, digital, and health literacy.

Professional Development for Literacy Organizations

ProLiteracy helps build the capacity and quality of adult literacy programs by providing professional development opportunities for program managers, instructors, trainers, and others. 

These tools help adult literacy programs strengthen skills, learn new strategies, and provide the best instruction to improve student outcomes in reading, writing, and numeracy.

Education Materials

New Readers Press, ProLiteracy's publishing division, provides educators with instructional tools to teach adult students the skills to function in the world today. 

From basic reading instruction to high school equivalency and workplace skills development, NRP offers more than 400 titles of comprehensive adult education materials designed for students of all levels to take the next step forward. 

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October 02 | HR Committee Meeting
 The next meeting for the ProLiteracy HR Committee, has been scheduled for Friday,...
October 12 | Executive Committee Meeting
The third Executive Committee meeting of 2020 will be held on Monday, October 12,...
October 21 | Board Meeting - Destination TBD
The third and last meeting of 2020 will be held on, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from...
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SEP 02, 2020
Each day leading up to #InternationalLiteracyDay on September 8th, we will be publishing a student story from some… https://t.co/Yn4MitM02x

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PROLITERACY BLOG
SEP 22, 2020
Prison libraries have the power to act as a rehabilitation center for prisoners....

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