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80 Years of the Christmas Book Flood
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on December 20, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the Field


Christmastime is a magical time for literacy in Iceland. In fact, it marks one of the small country’s greatest traditions.

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Students Teach Students and Reduce ESOL Waiting Lists


For their inaugural PBHA Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, six students taught English to hundreds of new residents of Boston.

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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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Thanksgiving Recipes for Everyone
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 19, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryMember Tips


We’ve selected some of our favorite, one-of-a-kind, and somewhat easy Thanksgiving dinner recipes to share with you this holiday.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy Educator Veterans of Wars
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 12, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the Field
Adult Literacy Veterans Day Blog Image by ProLiteracy

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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