Happy 103rd Birthday Ruth Colvin!


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Adult Literacy 2015 Ruth Colvin

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Help us grant Ruth's 103rd birthday wish.

Ruth’s special wish is for every adult learner to have access to the best-trained tutors.

For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy and its founding organizations have worked to empower and create options for low-level learners by building the capabilities of the literacy service providers who assist them. Last year, ProLiteracy’s national network of literacy providers served 245,000 students who wanted to make better lives for themselves and their families. But, more trained tutors are needed to assist the millions of adults that still need help improving their literacy and English language skills.

Please help make Ruth’s 103rd birthday wish come true, and consider making a gift to support the next generation of learners and the literacy champions who will serve them.

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Watch the live Q&A with Ruth Colvin, recorded December 17, 2018.

Watch Ruth Colvin receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, recorded December 15, 2006.

Read about what Ruth has been up to lately in our Birthday Blog Post.