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Day of Giving: A Chance to Provide Conference Scholarships
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 20, 2021 in categoryNews

ProLiteracy’s vision is to be the leading resource and champion for adult education and literacy worldwide. One of the best resources we offer is the ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education.

 

We are proud to present a conference every two years that provides timely information for the field, useful professional development workshops, and valuable networking opportunities. This year, we are more dedicated than ever as we plan one of the first in-person conferences this year 

 

After facing the challenges created by the pandemic, adult literacy programs are longing to connect with, and learn from, their peers. But stiff budget limitations this year will make it impossible for many programs to join us. 

 

Our conference scholarship efforts have always focused on raising enough money to bring as many adult education practitioners as possible to our conference. This year, our goal is to surpass all past fundraising totals so we can give all 39 scholarship applicants the benefits that come with our conference. 

 

To do this, we have designated today as the ProLiteracy Day of GivingOur hope is that our network will spread the word, share on social media, and donate so we can create collaborative conference environment that represents adult education programs of all types. 

 

Programs like the READ Adult Literacy Program in the lower Michigan peninsula. READ co-coordinator Leslie Kirchoff was able to attend the 2019 conference in San Diego through a scholarshipThe program’s remote location and very limited budget made access to professional development opportunities almost nonexistent. We were able to change that.  

 

“At the conference, I was able to network with adult literacy organizations from around the country and return with a renewed sense of commitment to provide research-based free tutoring services for adults in need of assistance with earning their GED, speaking English as a second language, or improving their basic reading skills,” she said. 

 

Now, consider what a scholarship would mean for a program this year.  

 

All donations made today will generously be doubled, up to $10,000, by SafeSpeed, LLC. Make a donation at www.proliteracy.org/dayofgiving. 

Click here to learn more about the ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education. 

 

 





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