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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education

Dr. Steve Reder’s research is significant in that it is nearly the only research of its kind that shows the correlation between obtaining literacy skills and a return on investment related to improving an adult’s life and future. We must capitalize on the findings of this study to help stakeholders act in order to advance adult literacy and education.

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Student Stories: It’s Never Too Late to Earn a GED®

When we hear about adult learners who are succeeding in their efforts to gain basic literacy skills, we want to share their stories with you. Today, we are sharing the stories of two men featured in their local news for their achievements. Crisanto Luna is a man in his 90s who reached for his dreams, and Marco Johnson is a janitor who found support and success from a middle school. 


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Celebrating a Literacy Legacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on June 14, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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On December 16, 2016, one of ProLiteracy’s co-founders, and the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), celebrated her 100th birthday. To mark this milestone birthday, all she wished for was for all adult learners to be able to gain access to the best-trained tutors so that they can improve their literacy skills and live a quality life. 
She is no ordinary woman. She is Ruth Colvin, a legacy.


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Letters for Literacy: Raise Awareness for Adult Basic Education with Your Words
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on June 12, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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How would you stand up for something you believe in? Would you attend forums, take part in or manage an awareness fundraiser, join an advocacy group and protest, repeatedly make posts across social media, start a blog, or make a call to your local representative? What about writing a letter to your representative? 


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Student Stories: Celebrating the Success of Adult Literacy Learners

We can only imagine that not being able to read a book, a menu at a restaurant, a bill, or street sign would add an immense amount of stress and difficulty to day-to-day tasks for an adult of any age. When we hear about adult learners who succeed in their efforts to gain basic literacy skills, we find joy in sharing their stories with you.


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