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Celebrating Freedom of Information Day
Posted by Lara Pimentel on March 16, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Freedom of Information Day

Today, in honor of Freedom of Information Day, we want to take a moment to recognize how ProLiteracy and our partners are working to make sure that information is accessible to everyone, including adult learners.

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Literacy Empowers Entrepreneurial Women in Mexico
Women's Empowerment Through Literacy

As a way to nurture economic development and combat poverty in Guanajuato, ProLiteracy partnered with PLAMAC to expand a learning project using a proven business education curriculum called the Exito! (Success) in PLAMAC’s Savings Clubs.

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Three Ladies of Literacy in the Asia Pacific Region
Three Ladies of Literacy in the Asia Pacific Region

We're celebrating International Women's Day by sharing the stories of three remarkable women in the Asia Pacific region who have helped conquer basic literacy and workforce challenges.


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The Role of Theater and Literacy in Prison
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 01, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy


Prison Performing Arts (PPA) is a multi-disciplinary literacy and performing arts program dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and adults in Missouri’s criminal and juvenile justice systems. The program provides incarcerated adults, youth, and those reestablishing themselves in their communities outside of prison with an opportunity to improve their literacy and communication skills.

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Shutdown vs. Social Safety Net
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 17, 2019 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy



Numerous news articles and blog posts over the past few weeks have underscored the magnitude of the impact that the partial federal shutdown is having on low-wage workers and adults who are unemployed or under-employed. Not always recognized, but pivotal, is the connection with adult literacy and numeracy.


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