It Started with One City, Now There’s 10: The Race for Literacy Awareness
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 17, 2022 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Five years ago, Eric Brown read an article about a young man in the 12th grade who read at a second-grade level. Then, three months later, he read another report stating that 75 percent of young Black boys in the state of California could not read at grade level. “I found it to be so sad,” he said. “So, I asked myself, ‘What can I do to make a difference?’” 


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Day of Giving: Help Us Spread Health Literacy
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 17, 2022 in categoryNews

ProLiteracy has designated today, May 17, 2022, as its Day of Giving—one day to make a big impact on the lives of adult learners. This year, we want to give health. 

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Literacy Initiative Sets Up Two Communities for Success
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 29, 2022 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

For the past 10 years, with funding and support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ProLiteracy has worked to reach more adults in need of literacy services through its Expanding Access initiativeIn 2013, we brought Expanding Access to Ardmore, Oklahoma, and in 2015, we entered Zanesville, Ohio. In the coming month, after years in these communities, we are drawing the initiative to a close, confident that we have laid a solid foundation for literacy efforts to continue.  


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Donor Impact Update
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 27, 2022 in categoryNews

The work we do to support adult literacy programs would not be possible without the generosity of ProLiteracy’s donors, and it’s important to us to share how we put that money to use. 

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3 Education-Focused Podcasts to Check Out
Posted by Rebecca Eller-Molitas on March 21, 2022 in categoryNewscategoryMember Tips

I've finally discovered the joys of podcasts. I thought of myself as an audiobook person, but a new schedule and updated professional goals have led me to appreciate the value of shorter, more focused content. Initially, I struggled to find podcasts that supported my growth as an adult education professional. After a lot of digging and a healthy dose of serendipity, these are at the top of my playlist. 


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