Four Tips to Soar as an Executive Director
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 01, 2021 in categoryMember Tips

Are you new to the executive director role and still trying to find your footing during the pandemic? Or maybe you’re not new, but realize there’s still more you could learn. ProLiteracy’s  online management and leadership training can help virtually anyone in a leadership role in any type of organization develop or brush up on the knowledge, skills, and decision-making abilities you need to be successful.  

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Black History Month: A Free Lesson on Frederick Douglass
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 15, 2021 in categoryMember TipscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We want to help you bring Black history into your classroom by sharing a lesson about Frederick Douglass from the New Readers Press supplemental reading series American Lives.  


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As a Young Black Poet Captivates the Nation, Bring Poetry into the Classroom
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 08, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryMember TipscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Last night, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman made history at Super Bowl LV as the first person to perform poetry at the event. Her poem spoke to the moment our country and world are in by honoring the everyday heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s also noteworthy, however, is that Gorman made this accomplishment during Black History Month. With a renewed interest in poetry, and in the context of Black History Month, now is the time to insert poetry into your lessons.

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Why is ProLiteracy’s Annual Statistical Report on adult literacy programs so important?
Posted by Michelle Smith on January 25, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Every year ProLiteracy asks our member service providers to report a wide range of data based on their most recent financial year. And every year our programs come through by submitting hundreds of completed surveys filled with treasure troves of data that we compile into our Annual Statistical Report. 

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From the CEO’s Desk: An Interview with Paul Jurmo
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 21, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryCEO DeskcategoryMember Tips

ProLiteracy CEO and President Kevin Morgan and Paul Jurmo, Ed.D., met recently over Zoom to discuss Jurmo’s research article “Ten Actions to Build an Adult Basic Skills Development System That Is More Inclusive, Relevant, Efficient, and Sustained,” which is featured in Volume 2, Issue 2 of ProLiteracy’s research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. 

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