In an effort to help the 36 million low-literate adults in the U.S., ProLiteracy, the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years, is pleased to announce the launch of the ProLiteracy Hero Contest. ProLiteracy launched the contest to raise awareness of the adult literacy crisis, and to recognize the adult education and literacy heroes worldwide!
A panel of ProLiteracy judges chose the top 10 national finalists from hundreds of stories and submissions that were sent in from around the world. The video and story submissions are posted to the ProLiteracy website and have been opened up to a public vote at www.proliteracy.org. Each week, the finalists will be narrowed down until the first-, second-, and third-place winners are selected on November 16.
“The local literacy organizations are the heroes who make adult learners’ dreams come true,” said Kevin Morgan, President and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Choosing the top ten finalists out of so many worthwhile organizations was very difficult. They all deserve to be recognized.”
The top ten adult literacy organization finalists are:
COFFEE in Louisville, Kentucky
The English as a Second Language (ESL) In-Home Program of Northern Nevada
IMANI HOUSE (IHI) in Brooklyn, NY, and in Liberia, West Africa.
LearningQuest – Stanislaus Literacy Centers in Modesto, California
Learn to Read in Jacksonville, Florida
MICA, INC, an adult literacy program in Africa
READ Muskegon in Muskegon, MI
Seeds of Literacy in Columbus, OH
Tarrant Literacy Coalition in Fort Worth, Texas
Vision Literacy in Santa Clara County, CA