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Member Spotlight: A Homerun for Washington Literacy Center

 

Among the three charities supported by the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game is the Washington Literacy Center (WLC), a ProLiteracy member for over 15 years, and the focus of this member spotlight. 


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Student Stories: It’s Never Too Late to Earn a GED®

When we hear about adult learners who are succeeding in their efforts to gain basic literacy skills, we want to share their stories with you. Today, we are sharing the stories of two men featured in their local news for their achievements. Crisanto Luna is a man in his 90s who reached for his dreams, and Marco Johnson is a janitor who found support and success from a middle school. 


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Student Stories: Celebrating the Success of Adult Literacy Learners

We can only imagine that not being able to read a book, a menu at a restaurant, a bill, or street sign would add an immense amount of stress and difficulty to day-to-day tasks for an adult of any age. When we hear about adult learners who succeed in their efforts to gain basic literacy skills, we find joy in sharing their stories with you.


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Student Stories: From Under Employed to Restaurant Manager
Posted by Ben Davis on May 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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Flor, who read at a second-grade level, was working in a low-wage job in a packing house and was unable to help her struggling daughter in school. After seeking out literacy help at Literacy Services of Indian River County she was able to get a job as a restaurant manager and—most importantly—was able to help her daughter earn advanced placement in her middle school classes.


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At Age 66, Army Vet Conquers Learning to Read

 

Sammy King was 66 years old when he learned how to read. He was inspired after learning about Helen Keller and decided it was finally time to get the help he needed and become literate. This is King’s literacy journey.

 


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