How We Are Building Literacy Worldwide
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on September 08, 2021 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

In 1966, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared September 8 as International Literacy Day. The day serves to “remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.” 

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Program Navigates Need to Spread Health Literacy and Access to Basic Needs

Eight years ago, something really great happened in Alaska. The Alaska Literacy ProgramProvidence Alaska Medical Center, and University of Alaska Anchorage collaborated to find a way to reach and address the health care needs of the immigrant and refugee community: people helping people. 

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There’s a Lot to Learn Outside of the Classroom
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on August 13, 2021 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryMember Tips

In Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Kenosha Literacy Council takes students into the community to learn firsthand how to access necessary daily resources. 

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International Resource Guide Contextualizes Instruction to Build Basic Skills

Paul Jurmo, Ed.D., a basic skills education specialist and researcher, recently partnered with ProLiteracy to release Basic Skills for Community-Oriented Development: A Resource Book for Educators and Other PartnersThe resource guide was written to assist those who are already providing, or wish to provide, basic skills education to adults and out-of-school youth in developing countries. 

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A Picture of Perseverance

When New Readers Press was planning its 2021–22 catalog, staff members agreed that they wanted to feature a current adult learner on the cover. Meet Theresa Holden.

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