Partner in Colombia Tests New App to Improve Digital Literacy 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 06, 2023 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the Field

Our Literacy for Social Change model continues with our partner program in Colombia, Fundación Bien Humano, which focuses on family literacy. Recently, the program introduced a digital literacy initiative for adults with the goal of empowering them not just with literacy, but by giving them the skills to access important information related to laws and rights.  

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Instructor Spotlight: Norma Penn
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 15, 2023 in categoryStories from the Field

At the Northwest Ohio Literacy Council, a ProLiteracy member program in Lima, Ohio, instructor Norma Penn strives to meet the needs of her students. Whether that means learning how to teach English pronunciation, arranging class times to fit student schedules, teaching over Facebook, or helping a scared student leave an abusive relationship, Norma finds a way to make it work. 


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Adult ESOL Students’ Stories Added to Library’s Permanent Collection 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 25, 2023 in categoryStories from the Field

Four years ago, after years of providing childhood literacy services, the Mandel Public Library started an ESOL program for the adult English language learners in its community—a great example of how libraries are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the communities they serve.  

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Instructor Spotlight: Sandra Malone 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 15, 2023 in categoryStories from the Field

Fifty years: Few others have dedicated as much time to one adult literacy program. Sandra Malone has. 

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National Book Fund Builds Investment, Innovation, and Success in Adult Literacy 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 01, 2023 in categoryStories from the Field

For over 20 years we’ve given adult literacy programs the opportunity to better meet the needs of their students by providing free instructional materials through the National Book Fund. The grant program started simply to ensure programs with limited budgets had the high-quality materials they needed. It continues because the grants give programs so much more than just books.  

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