7 Unseen Problems Low-Literate Adults Experience When They Hide Their Secret
Posted by Ben Davis on January 12, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the Field

It may be a surprise to you that every American has most likely interacted in one way or another with an adult who has little to no literacy skills. The fact is that there are 36 million adults in the United States who can’t read above a third-grade level. That means the likelihood of meeting someone who struggles to read is truly staggering.

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Boy Scout Collects Books to Benefit Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 09, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field

Adult literacy recently gained a new and youthful champion. Hunter Noody, a Star Scout from Boy Scout Troop 267, in Fredonia, NY, recently completed his Citizenship in the Community merit badge by collecting books for a literacy organization in Western New York.

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The Future of America’s Workforce
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 04, 2018 in categoryFacts & Research

It is becoming clear that there is a need for increased postsecondary education and technical skills training within the workforce.

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If I Was Adult Literacy, My New Year’s Resolution Would Be…
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on December 27, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

The year 2017 was filled with inspiration, innovation, and impact for adults who needed help the most. We asked the ProLiteracy staff what their 2018 New Year's resolutions would be for the adult literacy crisis. 

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Member Spotlight: Making Everyone Feel at Home
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on December 22, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

For immigrants, living in a country where you cannot fully understand or speak the native language can be quite an isolating and lonely experience. Here is what one adult literacy program is doing to help everyone feel at home.

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