Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ProLiteracy believes every adult has the right to literacy. Our mission is to help adults gain reading, writing, math, and digital skills, with the intent of giving them the power to impact major social issues and change the world around them. We believe education leads to equal opportunities, liberties, and protection under the law, and that we must stand up against bigotry, racism, and hatred.

Resources We Recommend

We don't have all the answers. Instead we have been looking to industry leaders to help us evaluate our internal diversity, equity, and inclusion policies. Here are the resources we have created or found valuable throughout this process. We will continue to update this list as our work progresses. 

Literacy & Education-Specific Resources

Plain Language Guides

Talking About Pronouns

But that’s just the beginning.

Learn more about ProLiteracy efforts to engage in and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas.

Staff Recruitment

The ProLiteracy Human Resources Committee is focused on developing policies and procedures for incorporating DEI principles into processes for recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new staff.

Board Recruitment

The ProLiteracy Board Nominations Committee is committed to recruiting board members who can further bring diverse voices to the Board of Directors.


The ProLiteracy Messaging Committee is focusing on ways in which ProLiteracy’s outward-facing messaging incorporates DEI principles in order to convey inclusivity to all who consume our content.


We are proud to partner with organizations and individuals who share in our values by working to advance equity and opportunity through the power of literacy. 

Content Development

The ProLiteracy Content Committee is focused on ensuring that any product or service developed for, shared with, or consumed by our audiences reflects the DEI values of ProLiteracy. The following three focus areas were identified:

  1. Ensuring ADA Compliance for the content we produce
  2. Developing a procurement process for identifying and using vendors with DEI considerations
  3. Developing an internal checklist for use when developing content and messaging