Adult Literacy By the Numbers
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 13, 2022 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Each year, we ask our member programs to submit data so we can compile the Annual Statistical Report, which gives a snapshot of the current trends within the adult literacy field. 

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The Washington Post Advice Column Ask Amy Recognizes ProLiteracy Among Top Charities
Posted by Randy Hadzor on December 29, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
The Washington Post Advice Column Ask Amy Recognizes ProLiteracy

We are humbled to be in included in The Washington Post's advice column: Ask Amy. Columnist Amy Dickinson recognized ProLiteracy as a highly rated and worthy organization in her annual Charity Roundup.

Dickinson gives a nod of respect to Ruth Colvin for founding Literacy Volunteers of America in 1960—now ProLiteracy with more than 1,000 organizations across America and internationally. Ruth's work is evidence that one person can truly make a difference in the world.

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A Holiday Greeting from Ruth Colvin
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on December 20, 2021 in categoryNews

I can’t thank all of you enough for everything you’re doing to keep ProLiteracy growing and changing people’s lives. As I look back on my own life of 105 years, I still can’t believe that when I started Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) in 1961, illiteracy was not only an unmet need locally, but across the U.S. and the world.   


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Partner Program in Rwanda Promotes Women’s Human Rights through Education

ProLiteracy works with partners throughout the world to provide the basic human right of education, and today, on Human Rights Day, we want to highlight the latest initiative of SEVOTA, our partner program in Rwanda.  

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Spread Cheer and Support Literacy This Holiday Season
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on December 06, 2021 in categoryNews

It’s the holidays, a time when generosity fills the air. Not only do wwant to show those special to us that we appreciate them, but we also want to support the many great nonprofits that build stronger communities and improve the lives of others throughout the yearWe can help you do both at the same time. Think of it as a BOGO of sorts: buy a gift and give to adult literacy 


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