Giving Tuesday: Support Adult Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 03, 2019 in categoryWomen's EmpowermentcategoryAdvocacy

This Giving Tuesday ProLiteracy is asking you to support adult literacy. Through the National Book Fund® and the Mobile Learning Fund your gift can provide a book or digital learning platform for a learner today! 

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A Big Day for ProLiteracy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 21, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

ProLiteracy has been announced as the Tier 2 winner of the Barbara Bush Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 

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Health Literacy: Why Reading Matters
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 19, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips


This week, we are spotlighting an article from the ProLiteracy research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. An excerpt of the article “Health Insurance Literacy and Low Wage Earners: Why Reading Matters,” by Iris Feinberg, Georgia State University; Daphne Greenberg, Georgia State University; Elizabeth L. Tighe, Georgia State University; and Michelle Mavreles Ogrodnick, Georgia State University is highlighted. 

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Veterans Advocate for Parent Education and Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 13, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy


Tom Sticht, retired International Consultant in Adult Education, shared his experiences with National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) Board of Directors member Wally “Famous” Amos. The cookie connoisseur speaks to the importance of family literacy and his concern for the intergenerational effects of an adult’s literacy on their children’s literacy.

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Does the Literacy Level of an Adult Affect Their Ability to Vote?
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 11, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips


For millions of adults the biggest concern on Election Day isn’t the long lines, but rather being able to read the ballot. For voters unable to read, low literacy creates a dark cloud over the polls that rains intimidation, confusion, and embarrassment.

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