This Giving Tuesday, ProLiteracy, the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years, and The Washington Post have partnered to raise awareness and create new opportunities for the 36 million adults in the United States who lack basic education and literacy skills.
From November 27 through December 3, The Washington Post will donate an annual print subscription of News for You® ($24 value) to an adult learner for every new annual subscription purchase of The Washington Post.
News for You is an easy-to-read news source for adult learners. The weekly publication engages learners and builds their reading, comprehension, and vocabulary skills through current events and human interest stories. The skills are necessary to help adult learners improve their quality of life.
“We are very excited about this partnership with The Washington Post, and look forward to impacting adult learners with this great opportunity,” said Kevin Morgan, President and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Each year, low literacy costs the U.S. billions in health care, unemployment, and corrections. But funding for adult literacy programs has decreased, while most programs have long waiting lists. With adequate resources, we will see a positive return on investment for a multitude of social issues.”
ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education nonprofit organization in the nation. ProLiteracy works with adult new readers and learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy and basic education instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and works with 50 nongovernmental organizations in 34 developing countries.
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