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A Library and Its Community Make a Collective Impact
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 28, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryMember Tips


Today, numerous organizations are familiar with the concept of Collective Impact, a framework to tackle deep-rooted and complex social issues. When organizations partner with other organizations across a community, it has proven to have a more profound and longer-lasting impact on the community. ProLiteracy member, Azusa City Library, has shined in this aspect.  


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The Voices of Adult Literacy: Letters to the Representatives
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 23, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy


In April 2017, ProLiteracy launched its Letters for Literacy Campaign to advocate against the proposed federal budget cuts for FY 2018. We asked individuals and organizations to reach out to their local legislators and senators to stress the significant role that funding for adult literacy programs plays in our shared communities. Here are their words.


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Career Driven Auto Shop Owner Fulfills Life with Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 21, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories


No matter how old a person is, learning to read and write is possible, and it can change a life. Norman Brown, a native of Bakersfield, CA, one of America’s least literate cities, was 47 when he learned to read.

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What does raising the caps mean for adult literacy?
Posted by Peter Waite on February 14, 2018 in categoryAdvocacy


Last week Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) that contained important changes to the FY18 and FY19 budgeting process. These changes included a significant raise in the budget ceilings (known as caps) for both defense and non-defense discretionary funding. Raising the caps allows for significant increases in the overall spending in these areas for both fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

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4 Charitable Giving Strategies for 2018
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 13, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field


To inform everyone about planned giving and the significant impact it can have on creating real change for adult literacy, we will be posting a monthly blog about planned giving with a range of helpful information. This blog consists of helpful information about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, how it impacts charitable giving, and what can be done. This information is provided by R&R Newkirk.


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