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Meet María. She is one of more than 493 million women around the world who can't read to her children.
Can her daughers break the cycle? Poorly educated mothers in developing countries are less likely to send their children to school than educated mothers. Learn more about the adult literacy problem around the world.
Awareness & Advocacy

ProLiteracy advocates for adult literacy initiatives on behalf of our member network. We provide a strong collective voice to increase awareness of adult literacy challenges, influence public policy, and create change. 

By providing evidence of the challenge faced by adults around the world, ProLiteracy aims to amplify their courageous voices and build a global community dedicated to ending…and supporting positive change for these adults. 

Innovative Programs & Projects

ProLiteracy is a vibrant global network made up of 1,000 member organizations in the U.S. and partners in 20 developing countries. 

By helping adults gain literacy skills, we can help reduce poverty, improve public health, and advance human rights in communities and countries around the world.

We strive to 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.

Professional Development for Literacy Organizations

ProLiteracy helps build the capacity and quality of adult literacy programs by providing professional development opportunities for program managers, instructors, trainers, and others. 

These tools help adult literacy programs strengthen skills, learn new strategies, and provide the best instruction to improve student outcomes in reading, writing, and numeracy.

Education Materials

New Readers Press, ProLiteracy's publishing division, provides educators with instructional tools to teach adult students the skills to function in the world today. 

From basic reading instruction to high school equivalency and workplace skills development, NRP offers more than 400 titles of comprehensive adult education materials designed for students of all levels to take the next step forward. 

Grad and Tutor to Lead Pledge of Allegiance at RNC
July 19 | Grad and Tutor to Lead Pledge of Allegiance at RNC
Photo Credit: Seeds of Literacy We are excited to announce that Margo Hudson,...
Syracuse University Honors ProLiteracy With 2016 Community Partner Award
April 22 | Syracuse University Honors ProLiteracy With 2016 Community Partner Award
Kevin Morgan (left), president and CEO of ProLiteracy, accepts the Community...
March 18 | ProLiteracy Survey Shows Adult Ed Funding Declines, While Student Waiting Lists Grow
About 36 million American adults function at low literacy levels and need the help...
July 27 | VAILL, Harrisburg, VA
Valencia Smith, Educational Sales Consultant, will be in attendance to discuss New...
July 31 | LAPCAE, Marksville, LA
Charlotte Strauser, Educational Sales Consultant for New Reades Press, will be in...
July 31 | CEA Summer Training, Long Beach, CA
Ed Tex will be attendance to discuss New Readers Press materials.
JUL 22, 2016
This is a great @TEDx video about adults with low literacy. #AdultEDU #AdultLiteracy -

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JUL 22, 2016
The world met Cleo when her story aired on the TV series Secret Lives of Americans...

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