ProLiteracy has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 David M. Rubenstein Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program.
ProLiteracy was selected because of its unique and inspiring model for other organizations interested in literacy promotion. The 2019 Literacy Awards winners were officially announced August 30 at the National Book Festival Gala in Washington D.C.
The David M. Rubenstein Prize of $150,000 is awarded for an outstanding and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels to an organization based either inside or outside the United States that has demonstrated exceptional and sustained depth in its commitment to the advancement of literacy. The awarded organization meets the highest standards of excellence in its operations and services.
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors nonprofit organizations that greatly impact increasing literacy levels of individuals across the U.S. and around the world. Through the awards programs, recipients are encouraged to continue development and distribution of effective best practices and innovative methods that raise awareness of literacy. In addition to inspiring nonprofit organizations to continue impacting literacy worldwide, the awards program gains wide public attention and builds a spotlight on the importance of literacy and the need to advocate for progress in the industry.
ProLiteracy is very grateful to be presented with the 2019 David M. Rubenstein Prize and will use it as a driving force to continue to promote literacy through content development, programs, and unique awareness campaigns.