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A Big Day for ProLiteracy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 21, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


ProLiteracy has been announced as the Tier 2 winner of the Barbara Bush Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 


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Health Literacy: Why Reading Matters
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 19, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

 

This week, we are spotlighting an article from the ProLiteracy research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. An excerpt of the article “Health Insurance Literacy and Low Wage Earners: Why Reading Matters,” by Iris Feinberg, Georgia State University; Daphne Greenberg, Georgia State University; Elizabeth L. Tighe, Georgia State University; and Michelle Mavreles Ogrodnick, Georgia State University is highlighted. 


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Veterans Advocate for Parent Education and Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 13, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy

 

Tom Sticht, retired International Consultant in Adult Education, shared his experiences with National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) Board of Directors member Wally “Famous” Amos. The cookie connoisseur speaks to the importance of family literacy and his concern for the intergenerational effects of an adult’s literacy on their children’s literacy.


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Does the Literacy Level of an Adult Affect Their Ability to Vote?
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 11, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

 

For millions of adults the biggest concern on Election Day isn’t the long lines, but rather being able to read the ballot. For voters unable to read, low literacy creates a dark cloud over the polls that rains intimidation, confusion, and embarrassment.


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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019
Posted by Michele Diecuch on September 24, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019

It's National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, now through September 28. And it’s time to show your support for adult literacy!


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