How Low Literacy Affects the Ability to Perform Daily Tasks 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 14, 2023 in categoryAdvocacy

During National Reading Month, we celebrate the importance of reading and promote a love of reading across America. We celebrate with the thousands of adults who have worked, or are working, to build their literacy skills so they, too, can experience the benefits and joy of reading. However, there are 43 million American adults who struggle to read beyond a third-grade level. 


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Why I Give Donor Spotlight: ProLiteracy Employee Terrie Lipke
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on October 13, 2022 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryAdvocacy

In this new blog series, we interview some of our wonderful supporters about why they give to the adult literacy and education cause. We’re kicking off the series talking to Terrie Lipke, editorial director for ProLiteracy’s publishing division New Readers Press. 

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It Started with One City, Now There’s 10: The Race for Literacy Awareness
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 17, 2022 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Five years ago, Eric Brown read an article about a young man in the 12th grade who read at a second-grade level. Then, three months later, he read another report stating that 75 percent of young Black boys in the state of California could not read at grade level. “I found it to be so sad,” he said. “So, I asked myself, ‘What can I do to make a difference?’” 


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Adult Literacy By the Numbers
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 13, 2022 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Each year, we ask our member programs to submit data so we can compile the Annual Statistical Report, which gives a snapshot of the current trends within the adult literacy field. 

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The Washington Post Advice Column Ask Amy Recognizes ProLiteracy Among Top Charities
Posted by Randy Hadzor on December 29, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
The Washington Post Advice Column Ask Amy Recognizes ProLiteracy

We are humbled to be in included in The Washington Post's advice column: Ask Amy. Columnist Amy Dickinson recognized ProLiteracy as a highly rated and worthy organization in her annual Charity Roundup.

Dickinson gives a nod of respect to Ruth Colvin for founding Literacy Volunteers of America in 1960—now ProLiteracy with more than 1,000 organizations across America and internationally. Ruth's work is evidence that one person can truly make a difference in the world.

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