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National Book Fund: Yolanda's Journey
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on March 19, 2020 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment

For 25 years the National Book Fund has provided materials for adult learners that have improved lives. Yolanda, of the Caroline House, Inc., shares how the materials provided through the National Book Fund bettered the lives of herself, her classmates, and their children.


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ProLiteracy Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the National Book Fund
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on January 31, 2020 in categoryStudent Stories categoryAdvocacy

ProLiteracy is proud to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the National Book Fund, a program that provides adult literacy and basic education programs with educational materials to help teach adults to read. For 25 years ProLiteracy has been able to provide programs that couldn’t afford to buy books for students and instructors with New Readers Press materials to empower learners with the resources they need to be successful.


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It is Never Too Late to Earn a GED® Diploma
It is Never Too Late to Earn a GED® Diploma

My name is Katherine Bryant, and I am 64 years young, a mother of five, and a grandmother of 23. I left high school at the age of 17 to help care for my sick mother. And honestly, leaving was not a hard choice because I didn’t love school and there were plenty of jobs.   



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What It Means to Be an Adult Literacy Tutor
What It Means to Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

Kara is an adult literacy tutor at Seeds of Literacy in Cleveland, Ohio, an organization that provides personalized education to empower adults to succeed in their communities. There are over 250 tutors like Kara who currently serve over 900 active students and who help with basic education; GED®, TASC, and HiSET preparation; one-to-one tutoring; unique and digital curriculums, and more.


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Mother, 49, Becomes Literate to Read to Her Son

Denise O'Neal, adult literacy student

Denise O’Neal hid behind a secret for most of her life until one day her 3-year-old son asked her to read a Dr. Seuss book to him. She couldn’t do it. The 49-year-old mother could not read. Denise did everything that she could to get by and make it through school. Always sitting in the back of class to avoid being called upon, she hid her secret and implemented her workarounds all throughout grade school.


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