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3 Ways Literacy is Empowering Women in Africa


In 2016, with the support of The West Foundation, ProLiteracy started an international project to meet the specific needs of women in underdeveloped African countries. We are currently supporting a three-year health literacy pilot program with three sub-Saharan African non-governmental organizations by integrating health education into their basic literacy programs.

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The Effects of Adult Literacy on Children
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 30, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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ProLiteracy Blog on the affects of parents' literacy on their children.

We need to make massive injections of adult literacy education in our nation if we are to raise the reading achievement levels of high school graduates through the intergenerational transfer of literacy from parents to their children.

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73-Year-Old Family Role Model Learns to Read
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 21, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Bennie first came to Read Muskegon at the age of 72 after he was referred to us by a local GED program. Bennie’s reading level was too low to be able to participate and they felt he may never be able to learn to read.

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Thanksgiving Recipes for Everyone


We’ve selected some of our favorite, one-of-a-kind, and somewhat easy Thanksgiving dinner recipes to share with you this holiday.

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Election Results May Be Significant for Adult Literacy
Posted by Peter Waite on November 13, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent elections have once more ushered in some significant changes at the federal, state, and local levels. These changes may be significant for the adult literacy field and possible funding levels, as well as literacy program enhancements.

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