An Interview with an Adult Literacy Author Part 1
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on October 10, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

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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Empowerment of Women Through Literacy

Magdalene Gathoni Motsi is a role model to women across Kenya. Her determination to succeed despite limited resources and family obligations kept her kept her goals to attain literacy on track.

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Our Literacy Adventures in Africa
Posted by Michele Diecuch on September 20, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

Two ProLiteracy staff members recently returned from a two-week trip to Africa visiting our partnering literacy programs in Kenya and South Africa. Michele Diecuch, director of programs, and Alesha Anderson, a senior program officer for ProLiteracy’s international work, share details from their trip below:

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Celebrating the International Laubach Literacy Legacy

Every year since 1967, September 8 has marked a very special and prominent day to literacy organizations, supporters, and learners around the world. Learn more about International Literacy Day and how ProLiteracy is celebrating it in 2017.

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What I Learned Working at ProLiteracy
Posted by Katie Davis on August 29, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

Our recent intern, Katie Davis, was a treasure to the Marketing division at ProLiteracy. Here is a story of her experience with us, and her new and profound understanding of adult literacy.

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