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Educating Mothers to Increase Family Literacy


Adult literacy educators have long known about the importance of educating mothers or mothers-to-be for the educational development of children.

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Getting Loud for Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on September 14, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips


We strongly encourage adult literacy and basic education programs across the globe, like New Haven Adult and Continuing Education, to raise their voices. There or more than 8 million adult learners out there who need you but may not know that you exist and that you can help. Stand out in the crowd and make some noise with a rally of your own.

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How One Woman Transformed a Village


Nestora Macia Perez is the eldest of 15 children born to poor farmers in San Rafael de los Trarais, a small desert community in Northern Mexico. Although the land is barely arable, most people subsist through farm work. With no income out of season, they are often low on food and malnourished. Many of the rural villages are without schools, clean water, roads or electricity.

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September Highlights Adult Learners and Educators
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on September 05, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy


September kicks off a new academic year for adult literacy education across the nation, and includes four major reasons to recognize adult learners and educators.



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Smartphones: A Smart Solution for Immigrant Families
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 24, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryMember Tips


The UMI Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that serves refugee and immigrant families by providing after-school programs for children. The center decided to do things a little differently, however, when its staff realized that the parents of the children were in need of help with their math and English skills.

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