Adult Literacy Ecosystem Partnerships Beyond the Workforce

Winter 2024


Basic Literacy & Numeracy

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Author(s): Jacqueline Aguilera and Federico Salas-Isnardi, Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy

The current adult education system plays a vital role in promoting literacy skills and services for adults across the country; however, adult educators alone cannot address the multiple systemic challenges associated with low literacy. This article explores partnerships between large national service groups, financial institutions, global software developers, the faith- based community, health care systems, city government, and adult literacy providers. While these partnership descriptions are Houston, Texas, based, they demonstrate the impact working together can have to accomplish common goals and desired outcomes for populations served in under-resourced communities around the nation.

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