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The Voices of Adult Literacy: Letters to the Representatives


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
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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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4 Charitable Giving Strategies for 2018
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 13, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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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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Nigeria Comes Face to Face with a HUGE Literacy Crisis


Drug abuse, malpractice, cultism, communal clashes, terrorism, and various criminal acts such as armed robbery, human trafficking, kidnapping, and juvenile delinquency, are all on the rise in Nigeria. And the country’s minister of education, Adamu Adamu, correlates this state of affairs with illiteracy.

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A Volunteer’s Perspective: Taking Teaching Off The Bucket List
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 06, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Each month, we will share the stories of inspirational and hard-working adult literacy volunteers. The individuals who volunteer their time to teach adults to read are helping to change the world one learner at a time.

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