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Does the Literacy Level of an Adult Affect Their Ability to Vote?
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 11, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

 

For millions of adults the biggest concern on Election Day isn’t the long lines, but rather being able to read the ballot. For voters unable to read, low literacy creates a dark cloud over the polls that rains intimidation, confusion, and embarrassment.


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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019
Posted by Michele Diecuch on September 24, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019

It's National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, now through September 28. And it’s time to show your support for adult literacy!


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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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Celebrating Women on International Literacy Day
Celebrating Women on International Literacy Day

Literacy empowers women everywhere to support themselves so they can get out of domestic violence, help their children, earn a diploma and get a job, and sustain a quality life. While we celebrate the many achievements of thousands of women, we want to share a new and exciting opportunity with programs and their learners nationwide.



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