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From Dropping Out of School to Becoming an Interpreter for Deaf Students
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 30, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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Jessica Alvarado is enjoying a successful career doing what she loves—interpreting for deaf students in the classroom. Her road to success wasn’t always direct, but the journey always centered on helping others.

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Potential Implications of the Tax Reform Legislation
Posted by Peter Waite on November 28, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent proposed tax reform legislation may have some significant implications for education and social services in general.

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36 Million Reasons Why We Participate in #GIVINGTUESDAY
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 22, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
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There are 36 million reasons—one for every adult in the U.S. that cannot read, write, or do math above a third-grade level—to join ProLiteracy this Giving Tuesday. Low literacy is a national crisis that affects each and every one of us in every facet of life, although not everyone realizes this.

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Literacy Changes Lives: When Life Grew Difficult, She Didn’t Give Up
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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The stories of adult learners are very inspirational as they overcome heartbreak, embarrassment, and hardship to reach their goals and create a life they thought only existed in their dreams.


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Adult Literacy's Role in the Skills Gap
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 15, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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There is a gap between what employers want or need their employees to be able to do, and the skills employees possess. Good, high-paying jobs are unfilled while American workers lack the skills to fill them. This keeps many workers in the dark and unable to enter or remain in the middle class. Their lack of advanced skills means they are constantly faced with low wages and the incapacity to accomplish financial stability. What can we do to close the gap?

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