Looking to Reconnect, California Library Literacy Services Found 208 Pages of Learners’ Voices
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 13, 2022 in categoryStories from the Field

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when California was under shelter-in-place orders, the literacy coordinators from the California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) were unable to provide services beyond just sending books to learners’ homes. Then they came up with an idea.


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Expanding Access Gave Us Insight to Make Our Next Moves 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 02, 2022 in categoryStories from the Field

Expanding Access has given us a better understanding of how to develop resources for our field and for the community at large to address the challenge of reaching those who need literacy services. So, now what? As Expanding Access draws to a close, it’s time to bring the project full circle and build on what we’ve learned. 


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Crisis Can’t Deter Our Partner Program in Haiti 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 24, 2022 in categoryStories from the Field

There is a lot to be said about the resilience of the people of Haiti. The small country saw crisis after crisis in 2021—the assassination of its president Jovenel Moïse, political unrest, gang violence, COVID-19, and an earthquake and cyclone that hit within two days of each other. 

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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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Volunteering is its Own Reward
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 20, 2022 in categoryStories from the Field

This past January, Louwane Courtney found her way back to volunteering and registered for the remote volunteer training offered by ProLiteracy member program Aspire. And this time, she inspired her husband Mark to volunteer with her. 


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