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Meet María. She is one of more than 493 million women around the world who can't read to her children.
Can her daughters break the cycle? Poorly educated mothers in developing countries are less likely to send their children to school than educated mothers. Learn more about the adult literacy problem around the world.
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 1,000 member organizations in the U.S. and partners in 20 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. 

ProLiteracy Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
September 18 | ProLiteracy Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
ProLiteracy has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's...
Semifinalists of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition to Be Featured at the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
July 28 | Semifinalists of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition to Be Featured at the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
The semifinalists for the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented...
  Romance Writers of America Receives President’s Award for Support of Adult Literacy
June 26 | Romance Writers of America Receives President’s Award for Support of Adult Literacy
Romance Writers of America (RWA) is the 2017 recipient of the ProLiteracy...
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November 18 | CATESOL, San Diego, CA
Ed Tex, Educational Sales Consultants, will be in attendance to discuss New Readers...
November 28 | Giving Tuesday
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November 29 | Texas Workforce, Dallas, TX
Ann Beeson, Educational Sales Consultant, will be in attendance to discuss New Readers...
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NOV 18, 2017
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NOV 16, 2017
The stories of adult learners are very inspirational as they overcome heartbreak,...

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