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Library of Congress Chooses ProLiteracy as Its 2019 David M. Rubenstein Prize Winner
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 29, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
ProLiteracy has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 David M. Rubenstein Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program.

ProLiteracy has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 David M. Rubenstein Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program.

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Multigenerational Effects of Adult Education on Family Learning
Joyce Hartman



A growing body of research on early childhood education (ECE) preschool programs that have been studied longitudinally for some half a century suggests that, to a very large extent, the long-term success of these programs can be attributed to the adult education received by the parents of the preschool children


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Interning at ProLiteracy 2019: My Experience, What I Did, What I Learned, and What I’m Taking Away
Posted by Brody on August 22, 2019 in categoryStories from the Field
Interning at ProLiteracy 2019: My Experience, What I Did, What I Learned, and What I’m Taking Away

This summer I was fortunate enough to start my first internship ever, at ProLiteracy Worldwide! Words can't describe how thankful I am for everyone at ProLiteracy for welcoming me into their team for this summer with open arms. At first, I was nervous because coming out of my freshman year of college I realized it’s time to start growing up, but then I soon realized ProLiteracy is such a great place to work and I shouldn't be scared at all.

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Former NFL Player Finds Happiness by Giving Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 20, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy
Former NFL Player, Ryan Leaf, Finds Happiness by Giving Literacy

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, changes lives every day. Leaf entered the NFL as the No. 2 draft pick behind No. 1 Payton Manning 19 years ago. His rookie season with the San Diego Chargers was subpar, and he spent his NFL career bouncing around from one team to another. After just four years in the league, his career unraveled, leading to a downward spiral of events for him.

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New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants
Posted by Michele Diecuch on August 16, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants

The final regulations regarding “public charge” and immigration have been released by the Department of Homeland Security. These regulations stiffen the existing provisions regarding both income and the use of public services for prospective immigrants. While the existing regulations provide an understandable parameter for limiting immigration, the new regulations set much higher limits and will likely keep even existing legal immigrants from seeking any subsidized services.


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