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Four women from Africa

Read the short stories of three women living in Africa how changed their lives through literacy.

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Member Spotlight: Highlighting Exceptional Adult Literacy Programs
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 19, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryMember Tips


Read about the exciting initiatives of adult literacy programs across the country.

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ESL Student Becomes a Successful Real Estate Agent


Flor was enrolled in Project BEST’s high school equivalency class. She attended classes two nights a week, and although she made progress, it wasn’t quick or easy. It was difficult for Flor to give it her all and provide all of her attention to preparing to take the GED—she is also a wife and a mother of three, and she worked full-time.

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The Role of Theater and Literacy in Prison
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 01, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy


Prison Performing Arts (PPA) is a multi-disciplinary literacy and performing arts program dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and adults in Missouri’s criminal and juvenile justice systems. The program provides incarcerated adults, youth, and those reestablishing themselves in their communities outside of prison with an opportunity to improve their literacy and communication skills.

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A Student Story: A Grandfather's Wish


Ruben would pretend to read to his grandchildren from storybooks until one day his granddaughter pointed out, “Grandpa, that's not what it says here.”

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