ProLiteracy's National Book Fund® provides adult literacy and basic education programs with instructional materials to help teach adults to read and write. More than 470,000 adults, youth, and children have improved their reading skills as a result of ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund®.
New Readers Press, the publishing division of ProLiteracy, provides the books and materials for the grant program. These high-quality instructional materials are specially written to meet the needs of adult literacy students, instructors, and trainers.
Additionally, the National Book Fund has provided more than 60,000 instructors with the capacity-building resources they need to provide direct literacy instruction to students and impact their community.
“There are 43 million adults in the United States who lack basic education and literacy skills. These individuals are some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and many were among the first to lose their jobs during the economic downturn of the pandemic,” said Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “While adult literacy programs are unsure of future funding sources, the National Book Fund® is one of the ways that ProLiteracy is committed to helping local adult literacy programs each year.”
"As a small community-based organization, grants like the National Book Fund are critical," said Tara Truett, executive director of Madison County Reads Ahead. "The materials provided through the National Book Fund from New Readers Press ensure that our tutors are equipped to support the adult learners in our community."
For a list of grant recipients and additional information on how to invest in the future of adult literacy, visit ProLiteracy.org
ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education nonprofit membership organization in the nation. ProLiteracy is the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years. ProLiteracy works with its member organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, English, and digital skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy and basic education instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states, and works with 21 nongovernmental organizations in 35 developing countries. For more information, visit ProLiteracy.org. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.