ProLiteracy advocates nationally for adult literacy initiatives on behalf of our member network. We provide a strong collective voice to increase awareness of adult literacy challenges, influence public policy, and create needed change.
This NEW Advocacy Toolkit from ProLiteracy describes how adult education and literacy (AEL) programs can use the latest skills data, program activity and success, and student impact stories to advocate with stakeholders at state and local levels, including:
What's in the toolkit?
The Advocacy Toolkit for Adult Education and Literacy was designed for anyone who wishes to advocate
–from someone who is new to advocacy to more experienced AEL program directors to state and citywide associations or coalitions. Download the Advocacy Toolkit for Adult Education and Literacy.
Download the Toolkit
Become an Advocate
ProLiteracy has created a template for programs to customize using PIAAC estimates and local program data to illustrate how adult education can positively change the lives of adults. The template compares other social issue data for county, state and national. We encourage programs to use this advocacy tool to inform funders and elected officials in your community.
The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) is an international survey conducted in 40 countries that measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper. PIAAC is designed to assess adults in different countries over a broad range of abilities, from simple reading to complex problem solving skills.