In Philadelphia, Adult Education and Workforce Development Beat the Odds
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on August 02, 2021 in categoryNews

Something practically unheard of happened in Philadelphia recently: the city reinstated its adult education initiatives after the mayor’s office closed the Office of Adult Education and eliminated funding in 2020. 


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Review of Writing on the Move: Migrant Women and the Value of Literacy
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on July 28, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

For the current issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, Janet Isserlis, an adult literacy practitioner from Rhode Island, reviews the book Writing on the Move: Migrant Women and the Value of Literacy.

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In Liberia, Women Find Education, Self-Worth at Imani House International
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on July 26, 2021 in categoryStories from the Field

Today is Independence Day in the West African nation of Liberia. The country, started by former slaves in America, declared its freedom from the United States on July 26, 1847, making it the first democratic republic in African history. ProLiteracy has been promoting literacy in Liberia for 27 years through our partnership with Imani House International. To mark today’s holiday, we want to highlight the outstanding work of Imani House to help adults become more personally independent through literacy and education. 


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Students Gain English Conversation Skills Discussing News for You Articles

Randy Fox likes to reserve the last 10 minutes of class time for students to ask him questions about anything.  “I quickly learned that students ask questions that centered on current events,” he said. 


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How Your Everyday Purchases Add Up for ProLiteracy
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on July 22, 2021 in categoryNews

Head out to your favorite restaurant. Buy those new running shoes you’ve been eying. Treat yourself at the coffee shop. Go to a movie. Donating to ProLiteracy has never been more fun. 

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