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3 Ways Literacy is Empowering Women in Africa


In 2016, with the support of The West Foundation, ProLiteracy started an international project to meet the specific needs of women in underdeveloped African countries. We are currently supporting a three-year health literacy pilot program with three sub-Saharan African non-governmental organizations by integrating health education into their basic literacy programs.

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The Effects of Adult Literacy on Children
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 30, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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ProLiteracy Blog on the affects of parents' literacy on their children.

We need to make massive injections of adult literacy education in our nation if we are to raise the reading achievement levels of high school graduates through the intergenerational transfer of literacy from parents to their children.

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Election Results May Be Significant for Adult Literacy
Posted by Peter Waite on November 13, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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The recent elections have once more ushered in some significant changes at the federal, state, and local levels. These changes may be significant for the adult literacy field and possible funding levels, as well as literacy program enhancements.

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ProLiteracy Hero Recap of Week 1
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 02, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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ProLiteracy Hero

By James Martin

On Sunday, October 28, we wrapped up our first round of voting for the very first ProLiteracy Hero contest. It was a close match, with over 55,000 votes. Unfortunately, these three programs did not move forward in the contest but they still deserve to be recognized for the exceptional work they do in the adult literacy field.


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What the Public Charge Proposed Changes Could Mean for Learners
Posted by Peter Waite on October 30, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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Recently, the administration proposed a significant change in one of the important elements for consideration of permanent status for U.S. immigrants. These changes are related to what is called the “public charge” component of the list of considerations for immigration. In the past, these considerations have focused on circumstances where profoundly disabled or similar candidates were seeking status that would encumber large amounts of resources for long-term care or assistance.

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