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From the Desk of the CEO: Changing the Systems that Perpetuate Poverty and Low Literacy

Adults don’t stay low literate because they didn’t want to learn how to read—their economic status set them up to fail from the time they were young.

February 27, 2024

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Adult Literacy Programs Receive Millions through Yield Giving

Four ProLiteracy member programs were among the recipients of million dollar awards from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's Yield Giving organization.

May 29, 2024

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Our New Partnership Supports Access to Literacy in Urban Communities

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Urban Alliance for Adult Literacy to promote nationwide information sharing and joint projects.

May 22, 2024

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ProLiteracy Presents First Award for Adult Literacy Research

ProLiteracy awarded a group of researchers our inaugural Dollar General Research to Practice Award for their paper The Effects of an Adult Literacy App on Word Decoding, published in 2023 in our Adult Literacy Education research journal.

May 13, 2024

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Popular ESL Author’s ‘Long Stories Short’ Builds Reading and Language Connections

The new ESL series from New Readers Press uses entertaining stories as the basis to teach vocabulary, grammar, spelling, syntax, pronunciation, and more.

May 6, 2024

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Program’s GED Math Bootcamp Positions Students to Pass

Project Learn of Summit County, in Akron, OH, uses National Book Fund gran to support its math bootcamp program to help students earn GED credential

April 23, 2024

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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention: It’s Easier than it Seems

The goal is to attract volunteers to your adult literacy program and then keep them coming back. When you look at the big picture, it’s easier than you think.

April 15, 2024

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