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Smartphones: A Smart Solution for Immigrant Families


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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A Memorial Tribute to Aretha Franklin: Meeting the Need for RESPECT with Adult Basic Skills Education


Aretha Franklin, the high school dropout who went on to become the “Queen of Soul” with honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, wrote a song about her need for RESPECT. She sang out, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me.”

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23 Years of Adult Education Materials


ProLiteracy just completed its 23rd successful year of the National Book Fund®.

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Lighting Sparks for Adult Education This July 4th
Posted by Peter Waite on July 03, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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As we pass by the 4th of July, we are once again reminded of the critical importance of literacy as a vital foundation to our democracy. We are finally gaining some additional traction in awareness and support for literacy.

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2018-2019 International Literacy Projects


This year, thanks to donations from individual donors and foundations, we were able to provide $60,000 for nine literacy programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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