Students or Learners? What to Call the Adults in Your LIteracy Programs 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on November 21, 2022 in categoryNews

ProLiteracy strives to be a voice that represents those we serve. To do so, we are constantly evaluating everything we do, from our courses and professional development to the language we use. In recent years, we’ve noticed various programs raising the question of whether to use the term students or learners to describe the adults they serve.


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2022 Annual Impact Report Highlights Growth, Innovation 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on November 14, 2022 in categoryNews

Our Annual Impact Report is an opportunity to spotlight our work and accomplishments and share how the support from our incredible donors and partners has helped us positively impact the adult literacy field. 

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A Guide to Help Low-Level Readers Get Out and Vote
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on October 27, 2022 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryNews

Every American adult has the right to vote, and Election Day is approaching on Tuesday, November 8. But understanding the U.S. elections system can be difficult, and voting can be intimidating—especially for adults with low literacy.  

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Perspective: Could a New Name Help Our Field? 
Posted by David Rosen on September 28, 2022 in categoryNews

Do you work for, volunteer, or learn in an education program that has Adult Literacy in its name? How about Adult Basic Education (ABE)Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE), or just Adult Education? If those or other names work for you, no problem. This article’s purpose is not to persuade you to change the name of your program; however, there is a problem with the name of our field as a whole.  

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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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