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A Partner Program in Niger Empowers Women with Literacy, Economic Independence

INiger, 41% of the population lives in extreme povertyand two thirds of them are womenMicro-Credit in Africa, Inc. (MICA, Inc.) is devoted to changing this and empowers women through education that can lift them out of poverty. 

 


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Why is ProLiteracy’s Annual Statistical Report on adult literacy programs so important?
Posted by Michelle Smith on January 25, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Every year ProLiteracy asks our member service providers to report a wide range of data based on their most recent financial year. And every year our programs come through by submitting hundreds of completed surveys filled with treasure troves of data that we compile into our Annual Statistical Report. 


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From the CEO’s Desk: An Interview with Paul Jurmo
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 21, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryCEO DeskcategoryMember Tips

ProLiteracy CEO and President Kevin Morgan and Paul Jurmo, Ed.D., met recently over Zoom to discuss Jurmo’s research article “Ten Actions to Build an Adult Basic Skills Development System That Is More Inclusive, Relevant, Efficient, and Sustained,” which is featured in Volume 2, Issue 2 of ProLiteracy’s research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. 


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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Free Lesson on Rights and Civil Rights
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 18, 2021 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by honoring his contributions to civil rights in America with a day of service. To help your class understand and discuss the history behind and importance of this holiday, we are sharing a lesson titled “Rights and Civil Rights from New Readers Press core reading and writing series Journey to Success, Level 3 


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Why a Dairy Company Invested in English Language Learning Software
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 05, 2021 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

At Byrne Dairy’s Syracuse Cold Storage facility, in Syracuse, New York, managers were having a difficult time effectively communicating with non-English speaking employees. While the company provides important information and trainings in both English and Spanish, it wanted to give its employees the opportunity to overcome these language barriers to do more. 


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