Learning English Brings Her Goals into Focus

Edis Canales will be the first to tell you she is shy. While that might be true, she won’t hesitate to tell you what she aspires to. "My dream is to be a nurse,” she said. “I like to help people and make people feel better.” 


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Literacy Center Uplifts Students with Unending Support
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on October 19, 2021 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the Field

At Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit, Michigan, a ProLiteracy member program, staff members Kristina Matthews and Marcella Davis never doubt that anyone who comes through the door has the potential to succeed. They should know.  


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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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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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Two Sisters Celebrate Passing U.S. Citizenship Test on the Same Day
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 19, 2021 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the Field

In Madison, Wisconsin, there are two sisters from Tibet who wanted to become American citizens. 

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