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Why a Dairy Company Invested in English Language Learning Software
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 05, 2021 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

At Byrne Dairy’s Syracuse Cold Storage facility, in Syracuse, New York, managers were having a difficult time effectively communicating with non-English speaking employees. While the company provides important information and trainings in both English and Spanish, it wanted to give its employees the opportunity to overcome these language barriers to do more. 


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He helped thousands of immigrants learn English. Who is Alex Trebek?
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 22, 2020 in categoryNews

Alex Trebek, beloved host of CBS’s longtime game show Jeopardy! died last month of pancreatic cancer at age 80. During his 36 years as the popular gameshow host, Trebek impacted many lives, including those of immigrants. 


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2020 Citizenship Test: Important Changes You Need to Know About
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 08, 2020 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Last week, USCIS released a new citizenship civics test. ProLiteracy has examined the test changes in order to evaluate possible implications for our network of students studying for and seeking U.S. citizenship. 


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ProLiteracy’s International Fight for Women’s Education and Literacy


ProLiteracy just concluded a health literacy pilot that integrated health education into basic literacy instruction designed specifically to address unique needs and strengths of women in under-developed communities in Liberia, South Africa, and Rwanda. 


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ProLiteracy’s New Advocacy Toolkit: Making Persuasive Arguments for Adult Education and Literacy
Posted by Michele Diecuch on November 17, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

This NEW Advocacy Toolkit from ProLiteracy describes how adult education and literacy (AEL) programs can use the latest skills data, program activity and success, and student impact stories to advocate with stakeholders at state and local levels. Learn more about how this toolkit can benefit you in this week's blog.


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