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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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An Interview with an Adult Literacy Author Part 2
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on October 11, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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We interviewed one of NRP’s best-selling authors, Caren Van Slyke, to learn about her roots in education and what motivates her as an educator, publisher, and company founder

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An Interview with an Adult Literacy Author Part 1
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on October 10, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of New Readers Press, we interviewed one of its early authors, Martha (Marti) Lane, to learn about her roots in adult basic education and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and her work with the publishing division and its founders.

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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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Our Literacy Adventures in Africa
Posted by Michele Diecuch on September 20, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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Two ProLiteracy staff members recently returned from a two-week trip to Africa visiting our partnering literacy programs in Kenya and South Africa. Michele Diecuch, director of programs, and Alesha Anderson, a senior program officer for ProLiteracy’s international work, share details from their trip below:

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