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Happy Birthday Ruth Colvin
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 16, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryWomen's EmpowermentcategoryAdvocacy

Today, we celebrate Ruth’s 103rd birthday!

At ProLiteracy we are grateful for the work of Ruth and the late Dr. Robert Laubach to innovate adult literacy education learning, content, and programming. For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy and its founding organizations have worked to empower and create options for low-level learners by building the capabilities of the literacy service providers who assist them.

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Giving Tuesday: Support Adult Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 03, 2019 in categoryWomen's EmpowermentcategoryAdvocacy


This Giving Tuesday ProLiteracy is asking you to support adult literacy. Through the National Book Fund® and the Mobile Learning Fund your gift can provide a book or digital learning platform for a learner today! 


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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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How Two Women Changed Adult Literacy in Maine Forever
How Two Women Changed Adult Literacy in Maine Forever

The summer following their initial visit to LVA, Agnes and Sister Mary took what they learned during their training and from the “each one teach one” philosophy and traveled an estimated total of 2,500 miles to speak at various church groups across the state of Maine. The pair educated communities about low literacy among adults and informed them how important it is to volunteer at adult literacy programs. This eventually lead to the start of Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.



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Lancôme and ProLiteracy Partner to Increase Women’s Literacy Skills
Lancôme and ProLiteracy Partner to Increase Women’s Literacy Skills

Lancôme USA has partnered with ProLiteracy to combat low literacy among women in the United States through its philanthropic initiative, Write Her Future. To achieve this, together we launched the Write Her Future Institute, a program to increase literacy rates among women and raise awareness of this critical issue of low adult literacy that affects 43 million adults in the United States, two-thirds of whom are women. By partnering with ProLiteracy, Lancôme USA has the power to transform the lives of thousands of women over a three-year period to increase their literacy levels and give them the opportunity to improve their lives and those of their families.


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