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Adult Learner Stories: I Couldn’t Spell Green


In 1950s rural Kentucky, a young boy was trying to balance his chores on the farm with his school work. Henry’s family, most of them not formally educated, was not enjoying the benefits of the post-war...

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Video: See how we’ve been helping domestic violence survivors and what our next steps are

Due to last year’s success, ProLiteracy’s Expanding Access program will soon be offering it’s services Florida and Ohio. The program is designed to break the cycle of poverty by providing literacy services to community...


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Student Stories:It’s Not How You Start; It’s How You Finish [Video]


In the eighth grade he realized that he did not want to go on to the next grade. He was not ready for it and his lack of reading and spelling skills made him feel ashamed...

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Student Stories: From Illiterate to Author

Meet Earl Mills. Earl is all too familiar with the shame and embarrassment of being illiterate. At 45 years old, Earl was married with five children, owned his own home, and worked for 25 years at the same company. Yet he had a secret that few others knew: he could not...


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Notes from the Field - Visiting India Part 2
Posted by Alesha Anderson on March 24, 2016 in categoryStories from the Field
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Visiting India Part 1

Our partner Laubach Literacy Education Trust (LLET) has been working in the state of Kerala since 1958. Their founder, Dr. A.K. John was deeply influenced by one of ProLiteracy’s founders, Dr. Frank Laubach, his methodology regarding...


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