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4 Charitable Giving Strategies for 2018
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 13, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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To inform everyone about planned giving and the significant impact it can have on creating real change for adult literacy, we will be posting a monthly blog about planned giving with a range of helpful information. This blog consists of helpful information about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, how it impacts charitable giving, and what can be done. This information is provided by R&R Newkirk.


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Nigeria Comes Face to Face with a HUGE Literacy Crisis


Drug abuse, malpractice, cultism, communal clashes, terrorism, and various criminal acts such as armed robbery, human trafficking, kidnapping, and juvenile delinquency, are all on the rise in Nigeria. And the country’s minister of education, Adamu Adamu, correlates this state of affairs with illiteracy.

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A Volunteer’s Perspective: Taking Teaching Off The Bucket List
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 06, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Each month, we will share the stories of inspirational and hard-working adult literacy volunteers. The individuals who volunteer their time to teach adults to read are helping to change the world one learner at a time.

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4 Cold Hard Facts About Health Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 30, 2018 in categoryFacts & Research
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Only 12 percent of adults in the United States have a high level of health literacy, according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. In other words, nearly nine out of 10 adults lack the skills needed to fully manage their health care and prevent disease. These adults are more likely to report their health as poor, and are more likely to lack health insurance.

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Inmates Lose Access to Donated Books in the Northeast


Inmates in a number of New York and New Jersey prisons no longer can receive donated books in the mail from family members and community groups. Instead, they now have to pay for a narrowed down selection of books provided by six state-approved vendors. Additionally, this narrowed down selection hardly includes educational materials that previously helped inmates further themselves academically, socially, and psychologically.

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