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Celebrating a Literacy Legacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on June 14, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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On December 16, 2016, one of ProLiteracy’s co-founders, and the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), celebrated her 100th birthday. To mark this milestone birthday, all she wished for was for all adult learners to be able to gain access to the best-trained tutors so that they can improve their literacy skills and live a quality life. 
She is no ordinary woman. She is Ruth Colvin, a legacy.


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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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Member Spotlight: Ozark Literacy Council Little Free Library Project

 

Every month, we like to share the spotlight with one of our member programs to show how they are supporting their community and improving adult literacy rates. This month’s Member Spotlight is on the Ozark Literacy Council and its effort to spread literacy across Northwest Arkansas while raising money for its program.


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The Volunteer’s Perspective: What Helping Out Means to Them
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 27, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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The Literacy Connection in Elgin, Illinois, is dedicated to providing one-on-one tutoring to basic literacy learners and English language learners of all ages, nationalities, and economic and social backgrounds. Volunteer tutors at Literacy Connection help men and women who want to fit in in society, expand their communication skills, get jobs or enhance current work performance, and improve their lives and the lives of their families.


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The Volunteer’s Perspective: Helping Low Income Women Change Their Lives
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 25, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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In honor of national volunteer week, we have asked some literacy volunteers to share their perspectives with us. The individuals who volunteer their time to teach adults to read are helping to change the world one learner at a time, and they should be recognized for their dedication. Mercy Learning Center (MLC) in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is devoted to providing basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women in a compassionate and supportive environment. Volunteer tutors at MLC help women improve their English skills, learn to read and write, and prepare for the GED® exam.


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