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In Loving Memory of Barbara Bush
Posted by Peter Waite on April 18, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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We truly lost an icon in literacy with the passing of Barbara Bush at 92. While there have been other champions for literacy, Barbara Bush was in a league of her own. Mrs. Bush was different than others who have promoted the value of literacy and importance of reading—she always went further. Not content with being the nation’s great “cheerleader” for literacy, as she used to say, she took it a step beyond by seeking support and new allies in the effort to expand literacy programs everywhere. 

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A Volunteer’s Perspective: Second Chances


It's volunteer awareness month and we want to put the volunteer spotlight on our very own programs administrative assistant, June Mastrogiovanni. June is also a one-on-one volunteer tutor at LiteracyCNY in Syracuse, New York. She is passionate not only about teaching her students basic literacy and English as a second language, but about creating a comfortable and enjoyable experience for her students that helps create a lasting impact. Read the inspiring interview with June!

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From Convicted Ponzi Scheme Hedge Fund Trader to Incarcerated Literacy Teacher

We don't normally receive letters from people asking us to publish their work on our blog. It is even rarer when the writer is currently incarcerated in federal prison. Recently, Neal Goyal contacted us and after discussing whether or not to publish his letter, we decided to post his letter to ProLiteracy and along with his essay. Neal is serving a six-year sentence for stealing $11 million in a Ponzi scheme through his Chicago investment firm. He is also a GED and literacy instructor for his fellow inmates. Neal truly does offer a new perspective on the importance of literacy among the incarcerated. Here’s what he wrote:


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Students Helping Students with Family Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 27, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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Simpson County Literacy Center (SCLC) in Franklin, Kentucky, has teamed up with a student at Western Kentucky University who helps teach family literacy.

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Women in Literacy: The Pioneers
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 08, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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ProLiteracy invites you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day by celebrating women in literacy such as Ruth Colvin, Barbara Bush, and Dolly Parton.

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