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The Need for Spanish Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 17, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryMember Tips
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Adult learners who are not literate in their native language find it more difficult to learn, read, and speak fluently in a second language. Formal education isn’t always an option for Latino immigrants, especially adults. Teaching native-language literacy first can significantly increase the percentage of Latino immigrants who feel confident enrolling and succeeding in English language classes and other adult education classes. 

Learn more about how Spanish literacy and online courses like Leamos™ can help.


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Audiobooks for Adult Literacy? It’s Not a Myth!
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 29, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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In the basic education classroom or tutoring environment, audiobooks have traditionally been used to instruct English as a second language (ESL) learners, individuals with learning disabilities, and individuals who are either learning to read or are improving their reading skills.

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Measuring Trends in Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 01, 2018 in categoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
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Each year, we conduct a survey of ProLiteracy’s 1,000 member organizations in all 50 states to measure local programmatic activities. With an emphasis on tracking multi-year trends in the field, we ask about services provided, student and instructor demographics, instructional methods, and funding sources.

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A Library and Its Community Make a Collective Impact


Today, numerous organizations are familiar with the concept of Collective Impact, a framework to tackle deep-rooted and complex social issues. When organizations partner with other organizations across a community, it has proven to have a more profound and longer-lasting impact on the community. ProLiteracy member, Azusa City Library, has shined in this aspect.  


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Small Program, Big Data: Harnessing the Power of Open Data to Support Your Program
Posted by Jamison Crawford on December 13, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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A small team of scientists has created Open Data Inception, a comprehensive list of over 2,600 Open Data portals and clearinghouses. Chances are, wherever your program is located, there are data through these portals that you can access for needs assessment, baseline community indicators, and grant writing.

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