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ProLiteracy Hero Recap of Week 1
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 02, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
ProLiteracy Hero

By James Martin

On Sunday, October 28, we wrapped up our first round of voting for the very first ProLiteracy Hero contest. It was a close match, with over 55,000 votes. Unfortunately, these three programs did not move forward in the contest but they still deserve to be recognized for the exceptional work they do in the adult literacy field.


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What the Public Charge Proposed Changes Could Mean for Learners
Posted by Peter Waite on October 30, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


Recently, the administration proposed a significant change in one of the important elements for consideration of permanent status for U.S. immigrants. These changes are related to what is called the “public charge” component of the list of considerations for immigration. In the past, these considerations have focused on circumstances where profoundly disabled or similar candidates were seeking status that would encumber large amounts of resources for long-term care or assistance.

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Decreasing Domestic Violence Through Literacy


The ProLiteracy Expanding Access project has a lasting goal to increase access to literacy services by reaching potential learners who receive services within social service agencies. With support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ProLiteracy works with partner programs to enhance literacy, workforce development, and basic education skills for adults and families.

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A Downpour on Literacy and Emergency Alerts
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on October 17, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips


Although emergency announcements are efficiently being plastered across our devices in all of the ways we can possibly see them, there is a missing factor: readability.

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How Spanish Literacy Helped Elma Write to Her Mother


Elma Velasquez recently completed the Leamos program at Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, Florida. Elma is 48 years old, and moved to the United States in 2002. She was born and raised in Mexico, suffering severe poverty as a child. As the first-born child in her family, she was not able to attend school. Instead, she worked in the cornfields with her dad and made brick and roof tiles to help support her family.

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