Programs & Projects

Adult Literacy Programs that Change Lives

Helping adults gain literacy skills helps reduce poverty, improve public health, and advance human rights around the world. Our powerful network of over 400,000 members, customers, donors, partners, and advocates around the world carry out programs and projects that change lives.

To make these existing efforts even stronger, we increase the capacity and quality of adult literacy programs through technical assistance, professional development, training, and content development.

Our programs and projects promote adult education through:
  • Basic Literacy (reading, writing, basic math)
  • ELL (English Language Learning)
  • High School Equivalency Degree
  • Financial, Digital, and Health literacy Native Language Learning
  • Native Language Learning

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Expanding Access to Adult Literacy

This initiative seeks to expand access to literacy services in a community by supporting social service agencies in adding sustainable adult literacy services to their existing offerings.


ProLiteracy is active in 20 countries, working with a network of grassroots partner programs. Partners are non-literacy entities such as health organizations, human rights agencies, or community libraries.

Literacy Through Libraries

ProLiteracy and the American Library Association Office of Adult Literacy, Diversity and Outreach Services have partnered to help libraries implement processes for institutionalizing adult literacy initiatives.

National Book Fund

The National Book Fund provides grants for educational materials to adult literacy and adult basic education programs to help teach adults to read.

Women and Financial Literacy

ProLiteracy, with support from American Express, has developed a financial literacy education project aimed at assisting low-literate women with money management skills. 

Workforce Curriculum for Immigrants

This project helps low-income immigrants with limited English skills develop literacy competencies while they learn personal and business financial skills within the context of starting and operating small enterprises.

Referral Services

Connecting potential students and volunteers with programs immediately ignites the learning process and is the first step toward student achievement. 

Other Projects

Other projects we're working on