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Interning at ProLiteracy 2019: My Experience, What I Did, What I Learned, and What I’m Taking Away
Posted by Brody on August 22, 2019 in categoryStories from the Field
Interning at ProLiteracy 2019: My Experience, What I Did, What I Learned, and What I’m Taking Away

This summer I was fortunate enough to start my first internship ever, at ProLiteracy Worldwide! Words can't describe how thankful I am for everyone at ProLiteracy for welcoming me into their team for this summer with open arms. At first, I was nervous because coming out of my freshman year of college I realized it’s time to start growing up, but then I soon realized ProLiteracy is such a great place to work and I shouldn't be scared at all.

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Former NFL Player Finds Happiness by Giving Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 20, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy
Former NFL Player, Ryan Leaf, Finds Happiness by Giving Literacy

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, changes lives every day. Leaf entered the NFL as the No. 2 draft pick behind No. 1 Payton Manning 19 years ago. His rookie season with the San Diego Chargers was subpar, and he spent his NFL career bouncing around from one team to another. After just four years in the league, his career unraveled, leading to a downward spiral of events for him.

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What It Means to Be an Adult Literacy Tutor
What It Means to Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

Kara is an adult literacy tutor at Seeds of Literacy in Cleveland, Ohio, an organization that provides personalized education to empower adults to succeed in their communities. There are over 250 tutors like Kara who currently serve over 900 active students and who help with basic education; GED®, TASC, and HiSET preparation; one-to-one tutoring; unique and digital curriculums, and more.


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Why Movies with Captions Should Be Added to Your Classroom
Why Movies with Captions Should Be Added to Your Classroom

Believe it or not, but video captions and same-language subtitles actually improve the literacy skills of both children and adults. So in the case of improving reading comprehension and text interpretation, the old saying “TV rots your brains” just doesn’t hold any value.


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3 Ways Literacy is a Building Block in Africa
3 Ways Literacy is a Building Block in Africa

Check out these three amazing literacy programs in Africa that work with their communities to empower both youth and adults to take charge of and change their lives.

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