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PROLITERACY'S NEW ADVOCACY TOOLKIT IS THE CRITICAL RESOURCE ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY PROGRAMS NEED NOW
Posted on November 17, 2020
ProLiteracy has published a new advocacy guide, the Advocacy Toolkit for Adult Education and Literacy, written by longtime literacy advocacy, Jackie Taylor, with contributions from advocacy experts across the U.S. This 121-page toolkit is a comprehensive guide for helping adult literacy educators advocate for their programs. Utilizing literacy and numeracy skills estimates, program activity, and impact stories—educators can feel empowered to advocate with state legislators, county/district legislators, individual donors, corporations, and charitable foundations.

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NEW RESEARCH RELEASED: HOW THE PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING ADULT EDUCATION
Posted on November 10, 2020
ProLiteracy has released a new report, “COVID-19 Rapid Response Report from the Field,” with research conducted by the E-BAES Taskforce and EdTech Center @ World Education describing how the pandemic has impacted the adult education system. Findings are intended to inform adult educators and offer them useful suggestions for dealing with the current crisis.

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LANCÔME & PROLITERACY CELEBRATE NATIONAL IMMIGRATION DAY
Posted on October 22, 2020
On National Immigration Day (October 28th) Lancôme & ProLiteracy celebrate with free educational resources available via the Write Her Future Institute, a program launched to increase literacy rates among women and raise awareness of the critical issue of low adult literacy. According to the Center for Immigration Studies and National Commission on Adult Literacy, of the 43 million low literate adults in the U.S., the fastest growing segment are English language learners. About 50 percent of the 2 million immigrants that come to the U.S. each year lack high school education and proficient English language skills.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN BOOK SALE TO RAISE MONEY FOR ADULT LITERACY
Posted on September 16, 2020
Beginning on September 21, the Great American Book Sale, presented by New Readers Press (ProLiteracy’s publishing division), will bring together a variety of genres and authors for a unique online shopping experience. Customers can safely shop or bid on autographed books from their favorite genres or authors while supporting the Literacy Relief Fund, which gives adult literacy programs access to needed digital and print learning materials.

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DOLLAR GENERAL CONTRIBUTES $50,000 TO MOBILE LEARNING FUND TO SCALE ADULT EDUCATION ACCESS DURING COVID-19
Posted on August 11, 2020
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently contributed $50,000 to ProLiteracy’s Mobile Learning Fund, which provides adult education programs and their students with digital instructional materials to help adults learn to read or acquire English language skills. The Mobile Learning Fund will continue to build capacity among adult literacy programs during COVID-19 by providing financial assistance to acquire Learning Upgrade licenses, an Adult Literacy XPRIZE winning app proven to teach basic reading, math, English, high school equivalency preparation and digital literacy skills faster than traditional methods.

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