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Our Literacy Adventures in Africa
Posted by Michele Diecuch on September 20, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryWomen's Empowerment


Two ProLiteracy staff members recently returned from a two-week trip to Africa visiting our partnering literacy programs in Kenya and South Africa. Michele Diecuch, director of programs, and Alesha Anderson, a senior program officer for ProLiteracy’s international work, share details from their trip below:

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Romance Writers Raise Over $1 Million for Adult Literacy

The organization recently held its annual book-signing event, Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, in Orlando, Florida, where hundreds of romance authors met and signed books for fans.


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Ruth Colvin Recaps Her Literacy Journeys Around the World
Posted by Lara Pimentel on June 22, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryWomen's Empowerment

 

Recently, the ProLiteracy Book Club read Off the Beaten Path, by Ruth Colvin. As the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America and co-founder of ProLiteracy, Ruth wrote this book to share the stories of her travels and her literacy work in nine countries. 


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Celebrating a Literacy Legacy

 

On December 16, 2016, one of ProLiteracy’s co-founders, and the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), celebrated her 100th birthday. To mark this milestone birthday, all she wished for was for all adult learners to be able to gain access to the best-trained tutors so that they can improve their literacy skills and live a quality life. 
She is no ordinary woman. She is Ruth Colvin, a legacy.


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Student Stories: From Under Employed to Restaurant Manager
Posted by Ben Davis on May 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment

 

Flor, who read at a second-grade level, was working in a low-wage job in a packing house and was unable to help her struggling daughter in school. After seeking out literacy help at Literacy Services of Indian River County she was able to get a job as a restaurant manager and—most importantly—was able to help her daughter earn advanced placement in her middle school classes.


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