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How Physician Assistant Students Have Helped Raise Funds for Health Literacy
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Each president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) has the honor of selecting a presidential charity during his or her tenure. Current NYSSPA president Mary Springston has selected ProLiteracy as the 2017 presidential charity. Springston is also a clinical associate professor and the director of the Le Moyne College Department of Physician Assistant Studies in Syracuse, New York.


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From Poverty to Preacher at Age 30

 

Jesse Cradduck was an adult who suffered with low literacy. But for Jesse, there was more to it than that. Starting early in life, he faced unimaginable obstacles one after another into adulthood. His ability to overcome finally began with a referral to a local literacy program. Learning to read would eventually lead him to become the inspiration he is to many around the world today.


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How Supporting Adult Literacy in Public Libraries Changes Lives
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 30, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field


With safe and welcoming environments, it is important for public libraries nationwide to continuously offer adult literacy programs. Success stories, like that of Nyla Henry, an adult learner from the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, inspired ProLiteracy to partner with the American Library Association (ALA) to help libraries implement adult literacy initiatives.

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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 29, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy

 

There is a significant connection between participation in adult basic skills programs and increased employment and income levels, high school equivalency and postsecondary education attainment, and civic participation. This return on investment, however, remains mostly unknown to policy makers, funders, and the general public.


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White House Releases 2018 Draft Budget
Posted by Peter Waite on March 27, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy

The recent release of the White House Budget Blueprint for fiscal year 2018 has a number of proposed budget reductions and program eliminations that will result in a significant reduction in resources for many local programs and their students.


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