From Dropping Out of School to Becoming an Interpreter for Deaf Students
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 30, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories

Jessica Alvarado is enjoying a successful career doing what she loves—interpreting for deaf students in the classroom. Her road to success wasn’t always direct, but the journey always centered on helping others.

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Literacy Changes Lives: When Life Grew Difficult, She Didn’t Give Up
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on November 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories

The stories of adult learners are very inspirational as they overcome heartbreak, embarrassment, and hardship to reach their goals and create a life they thought only existed in their dreams.

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She May Have Quit School But She Didn’t Quit Life

ProLiteracy's membership manager, Michelle Smith, had the opportunity to spend time getting to know the 2017 Dollar General Student of the Year, Ashlea Tedford, at this year's conference. This is Ashlea's adult literacy story.

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Empowerment of Women Through Literacy

Magdalene Gathoni Motsi is a role model to women across Kenya. Her determination to succeed despite limited resources and family obligations kept her kept her goals to attain literacy on track.

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Inspired by Education
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on September 22, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories

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. Today we are sharing the stories of adult learners who were inspired by education to achieve new goals.

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