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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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Celebrating Adult Literacy Educator Veterans of Wars
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Since its founding, the United States has engaged in a number of wars fighting for freedom and liberty both at home and abroad. On Veterans Day we celebrate the lives of the veterans of these wars and thank those living and dead who have fought to keep us free. Among these veterans are adult educators, both military and civilian, who worked, often under arduous conditions, to help America’s non-English speaking and under-educated military personnel learn to read, write, and compute.

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5 Ways Comic Books Can Improve Literacy Skills
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 08, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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Being able to read and write can be a superpower for anyone—so why not learn by reading about superheroes? Comic books can be used as a great tool for improving literacy skills, not just for children, but adults too.

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Decreasing Domestic Violence Through Literacy


The ProLiteracy Expanding Access project has a lasting goal to increase access to literacy services by reaching potential learners who receive services within social service agencies. With support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ProLiteracy works with partner programs to enhance literacy, workforce development, and basic education skills for adults and families.

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