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Adult Education: A Loss for the City of Philadelphia
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 28, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

In the FY21 budget for the city of Philadelphia, funding for the Office of Adult Education (OAE) was cut. During this difficult time, adult education should be a priority in the rebuilding of the economy after COVID-19.


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Student Recruitment: A Review of the Research
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 21, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

ProLiteracy Research Brief

ProLiteracy has created a series of research briefs on adult literacy and education. This first research brief describes findings drawn from research on adult education student recruitment and highlights key practices and strategies that can be used to recruit ABE learners including resource guides and toolkits.


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Dr. Robert “Bob” Laubach’s Vision for Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 14, 2020 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy

The late Dr. Robert S. Laubach (Dr. Bob) contributed over 80 years to adult literacy. His passion for journalism and adult literacy created opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adult learners around the world.


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Ireland Recognizes Adult Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 12, 2020 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, Ireland’s two major political parties, drafted a document providing a government framework for post COVID-19 actions. Among the 10 key missions, adult literacy was recognized.


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A Special Message to Adult Literacy Volunteers from ProLiteracy’s Co-Founder, Ruth Colvin
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 05, 2020 in categoryWomen's EmpowermentcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Ruth Colvin, founder of Literacy Volunteers of America and co-founder of ProLiteracy shares some encouraging words.


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