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A Simple Twist of Fate: Dennis and Densel
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 04, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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The Literacy Council of Grand Island (LCGI) helps adults across Grand Island, Nebraska in the literacy skills necessary to communicate, grow, and thrive in the community. We want to share the story of a dedicated LCGI tutor and his inspirational student, and the wonderful friendship that emerged during their time together.


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Audiobooks for Adult Literacy? It’s Not a Myth!


In the basic education classroom or tutoring environment, audiobooks have traditionally been used to instruct English as a second language (ESL) learners, individuals with learning disabilities, and individuals who are either learning to read or are improving their reading skills.

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Students Helping Students with Family Literacy


Simpson County Literacy Center (SCLC) in Franklin, Kentucky, has teamed up with a student at Western Kentucky University who helps teach family literacy.

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Volunteer Stories: A Most Rewarding Experience
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 15, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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As a single mother from Somalia with two children, Teamir Melaku needed help developing her English language skills. Additionally, she had a goal to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). To do so, she needed to pass the CNA test, which she had already attempted two times.

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Women in Literacy: The Pioneers


ProLiteracy invites you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day by celebrating women in literacy such as Ruth Colvin, Barbara Bush, and Dolly Parton.

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