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Want to change the world?
Start by educating an adult.

Building a more literate society.

Here at ProLiteracy, we believe that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. For more than 50 years, we've been working with passionate people and organizations across the globe to build that society—and to create a world where every person can read and write.


Frank Laubach & Ruth Colvin

How two visionaries started a global literacy movement.

See how Frank Laubach and Ruth Colvin built a lasting campaign for adult literacy.

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81% In 2014, more than 82 percent of our donor contributions were allocated to program expenses.

ProLiteracy is committed to fiscal responsibility and transparency.

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Featured Partner: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

We've joined forces with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to create a national database of local adult basic education and literacy programs throughout the U.S. They're just one of the many generous partners who help sustain and grow our adult literacy initiatives.

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