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Stories from the Volunteers: Motivated to Make a Change
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 07, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Win is a one-on-one volunteer tutor at Read Muskegon in Muskegon Heights, MI. Volunteers like Win really get to know the learners and are witnesses as the learning and transitions unfold. Here is a Q&A with this inspiring adult literacy volunteer.


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Measuring Trends in Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 01, 2018 in categoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
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Each year, we conduct a survey of ProLiteracy’s 1,000 member organizations in all 50 states to measure local programmatic activities. With an emphasis on tracking multi-year trends in the field, we ask about services provided, student and instructor demographics, instructional methods, and funding sources.

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A Library and Its Community Make a Collective Impact


Today, numerous organizations are familiar with the concept of Collective Impact, a framework to tackle deep-rooted and complex social issues. When organizations partner with other organizations across a community, it has proven to have a more profound and longer-lasting impact on the community. ProLiteracy member, Azusa City Library, has shined in this aspect.  


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The Voices of Adult Literacy: Letters to the Representatives


In April 2017, ProLiteracy launched its Letters for Literacy Campaign to advocate against the proposed federal budget cuts for FY 2018. We asked individuals and organizations to reach out to their local legislators and senators to stress the significant role that funding for adult literacy programs plays in our shared communities. Here are their words.


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Career Driven Auto Shop Owner Fulfills Life with Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 21, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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No matter how old a person is, learning to read and write is possible, and it can change a life. Norman Brown, a native of Bakersfield, CA, one of America’s least literate cities, was 47 when he learned to read.

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