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From Poverty to Preacher at Age 30

 

Jesse Cradduck was an adult who suffered with low literacy. But for Jesse, there was more to it than that. Starting early in life, he faced unimaginable obstacles one after another into adulthood. His ability to overcome finally began with a referral to a local literacy program. Learning to read would eventually lead him to become the inspiration he is to many around the world today.


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Remembering the Literacy Legend Who Learned to Read at 54
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 09, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories
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Archie Willard, founder and first president of VALUEUSA, passed away February 25. He is remembered as a devoted and compassionate advocate of adult literacy and health literacy, and as an inspiration to adult learners everywhere. 



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Student Stories: Say “No” to Shame and “Yes” to Reading

Student Stories: Say 'No' to Shame and 'Yes' to Reading

Read how one man learned to read after a life-altering accident.


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Immigrants Share Their Advice for Running a Small Business [VIDEO]

Immigrants Share Their Advice for Running a Small Business

ProLiteracy recently interviewed immigrants who own small businesses about their business tactics and how they have become successful.


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Student Stories: How Can I Lose When I Came Here With Nothing?

Student Stories: How Can I Lose When I Came Here With Nothing?

Read how one man came to America with only $20 and is now making his American dream a reality.


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