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From Dropping Out of School to Becoming an Interpreter for Deaf Students
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 30, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment


Jessica Alvarado is enjoying a successful career doing what she loves—interpreting for deaf students in the classroom. Her road to success wasn’t always direct, but the journey always centered on helping others.

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Literacy Changes Lives: When Life Grew Difficult, She Didn’t Give Up
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment


The stories of adult learners are very inspirational as they overcome heartbreak, embarrassment, and hardship to reach their goals and create a life they thought only existed in their dreams.


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She May Have Quit School But She Didn’t Quit Life


ProLiteracy's membership manager, Michelle Smith, had the opportunity to spend time getting to know the 2017 Dollar General Student of the Year, Ashlea Tedford, at this year's conference. This is Ashlea's adult literacy story.


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An Interview with an Adult Literacy Author Part 2


We interviewed one of NRP’s best-selling authors, Caren Van Slyke, to learn about her roots in education and what motivates her as an educator, publisher, and company founder

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An Interview with an Adult Literacy Author Part 1


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of New Readers Press, we interviewed one of its early authors, Martha (Marti) Lane, to learn about her roots in adult basic education and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and her work with the publishing division and its founders.

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