Summer Journal Writing for Literacy Fun
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 28, 2017 in categoryMember Tips


There is nothing wrong with wanting to get lost in all of the distractions of summer.  However, for adult learners who are enrolled in adult literacy programs that may not offer classes during the sunshine season, it can be a perilous stretch of time for their learning progress. 

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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 27, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Dr. Steve Reder’s research is significant in that it is nearly the only research of its kind that shows the correlation between obtaining literacy skills and a return on investment related to improving an adult’s life and future. We must capitalize on the findings of this study to help stakeholders act in order to advance adult literacy and education.

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Ruth Colvin Recaps Her Literacy Journeys Around the World
Posted by Lara Pimentel on June 22, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryWomen's Empowerment


Recently, the ProLiteracy Book Club read Off the Beaten Path, by Ruth Colvin. As the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America and co-founder of ProLiteracy, Ruth wrote this book to share the stories of her travels and her literacy work in nine countries. 

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Student Stories: It’s Never Too Late to Earn a GED®

When we hear about adult learners who are succeeding in their efforts to gain basic literacy skills, we want to share their stories with you. Today, we are sharing the stories of two men featured in their local news for their achievements. Crisanto Luna is a man in his 90s who reached for his dreams, and Marco Johnson is a janitor who found support and success from a middle school. 

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Workforce Development Week: National Initiatives
Posted by Peter Waite on June 15, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


This week has been designated Workforce Development Week and President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have been visiting active workforce development programs in Wisconsin. 

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