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The Future of America’s Workforce
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on January 04, 2018 in categoryFacts & Research
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It is becoming clear that there is a need for increased postsecondary education and technical skills training within the workforce.


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If I Was Adult Literacy, My New Year’s Resolution Would Be…
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on December 27, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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The year 2017 was filled with inspiration, innovation, and impact for adults who needed help the most. We asked the ProLiteracy staff what their 2018 New Year's resolutions would be for the adult literacy crisis. 


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Member Spotlight: Making Everyone Feel at Home
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on December 22, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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For immigrants, living in a country where you cannot fully understand or speak the native language can be quite an isolating and lonely experience. Here is what one adult literacy program is doing to help everyone feel at home.

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How Libraries Can Save Lives
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on December 20, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNews
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Libraries serve as vital community hubs and play significant roles in community-based efforts such as health literacy – a sizable proportion of Americans visit the library for health guidance. Unfortunately, many librarians and administrators are unfamiliar with the health resources available to serve patrons. Find out how libraries can become great and helpful sources of information for low-literate learners seeking healthcare information.

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A New Mom with New Literacy Aspirations
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on December 08, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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At 17, Amber dropped out of high school frustrated by a curriculum she struggled to understand. Mild learning disabilities left her unable to fully grasp the material, and although she tried to ask for help, Amber’s teachers didn’t have the time or the resources to help her succeed. Over the next few years, she wandered into adulthood with no real goals or sense of purpose.

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