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Dyslexia’s Role in Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 15, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips


Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference that affects the part of the brain that controls a person’s ability to process the way language is heard, spoken, read, or spelled. Although it is not always properly diagnosed in a person’s lifetime, it affects up to 20 percent of the American population.

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A Student Story: A Grandfather's Wish


Ruben would pretend to read to his grandchildren from storybooks until one day his granddaughter pointed out, “Grandpa, that's not what it says here.”

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80 Years of the Christmas Book Flood
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on December 20, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the Field


Christmastime is a magical time for literacy in Iceland. In fact, it marks one of the small country’s greatest traditions.

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Students Teach Students and Reduce ESOL Waiting Lists


For their inaugural PBHA Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, six students taught English to hundreds of new residents of Boston.

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3 Ways Literacy is Empowering Women in Africa


In 2016, with the support of The West Foundation, ProLiteracy started an international project to meet the specific needs of women in underdeveloped African countries. We are currently supporting a three-year health literacy pilot program with three sub-Saharan African non-governmental organizations by integrating health education into their basic literacy programs.

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