In the US and around the world, everyone has the right to literacy.
ProLiteracy provides the best adult literacy resources to support programs across the US.
With 48 million adults unable to read at a functioning level, low literacy burdens every community in the US with lower wages, lost taxes, higher health care costs, and increased incarceration rates. Our leading resources, materials, and grant opportunities give adult literacy programs in all 50 states the ability to create change. As a respected voice in the field, our influence on local, state, and national policymakers helps raise awareness and increase funding for adult literacy.
Globally, 773 million people cannot read. We work with partners in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to increase literacy everywhere. Through innovative instruction, we promote fundamental literacy skills, critical thinking, cultural expression, and learner-initiated action in the context of solving local economic, human rights, health, and environmental issues.
We work with 32 partners around the world to develop teacher training and literacy lessons contextualized to the needs of the community. By educating communities, we are able to create sustainable solutions to some of the most serious social and economic problems facing our world.
(agriculture, microenterprise,microcredit, vocational training, and community infrastructure projects)
(clinics, medicine chests, and training in preventive health practices)
(literacy programs that incorporate the use of e-books, tablets, and digital content for training and instruction)
(adult education centers and family literacy programs)
(projects promoting gender equity and women’s leadership)
(adult literacy materials developed by New Readers Press/ProLiteracy being used with strategic partners to strengthen education programs around the world)
|BURKINA FASO||World Reader|
|CÔTE D'IVOIRE||World Reader|
|EGYPT||Association of Anba Mussah (ANBA)|
|KENYA||Kenya Adult Learners' Association|
|SOUTH AFRICA||Connect Network|
|AFGHANISTAN||Roqia Center for Women's Rights|
|CAMBODIA||Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)|
|INDIA||Laubach Literacy Educational Trust|
|NEPAL||Prisoner Assistance Nepal|
|COLUMBIA||Fundación para el Bienestar Humano (FBH)|
|PANAMA||Centro de Estudios y Acción Social Panameño (CEASPA)|
|PANAMA||Coordinadora Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas de Panamá (CONAMUIP)|
International Literacy Day: In partnership with the Yum! Foundation and KFC, we will help spread literacy and spur lifelong learning throughout Egypt.Read the Story
In Colombia, Fundación Bien Humano and ProLiteracy will work together to implement a basic Spanish literacy program with the use of the new digital app Podemos Leer.Read the Story
Through the Write Her Future initiative, Lancôme is sponsoring ProLiteracy's work in the country of Panama to educate Guna women.Read the Story
Read the International Programs update and outlook through 2025 to build a more literate world.
No matter where you are, ProLiteracy’s international membership gives you access to news and leading-edge resources from around the world to make your program stronger and more effective.