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The 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on May 05, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

 

To best meet the current and emerging professional development needs of adult literacy practitioners and advocates, we've designed our national conference to address the issues of technology and innovation, sustainability and fundraising strategies, methodology and instruction, advocacy and public awareness, volunteer management and training, HSE preparation, immigration and citizenship, and more. 


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How Physician Assistant Students Have Helped Raise Funds for Health Literacy
Health Literacy Fundraiser Banner by LeMoyne College

 

Each president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) has the honor of selecting a presidential charity during his or her tenure. Current NYSSPA president Mary Springston has selected ProLiteracy as the 2017 presidential charity. Springston is also a clinical associate professor and the director of the Le Moyne College Department of Physician Assistant Studies in Syracuse, New York.


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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 29, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy

 

There is a significant connection between participation in adult basic skills programs and increased employment and income levels, high school equivalency and postsecondary education attainment, and civic participation. This return on investment, however, remains mostly unknown to policy makers, funders, and the general public.


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White House Releases 2018 Draft Budget
Posted by Peter Waite on March 27, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy

The recent release of the White House Budget Blueprint for fiscal year 2018 has a number of proposed budget reductions and program eliminations that will result in a significant reduction in resources for many local programs and their students.


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ProLiteracy’s Response to Executive Order Limiting Immigration
Posted by Kevin Morgan on February 03, 2017 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacy

ProLiteracy’s Response to Executive Action on Immigration

Recent changes implemented as a result of President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration and travel from some countries have begun to adversely impact adult literacy students and programs throughout the nation.


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