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Getting Loud for Literacy


We strongly encourage adult literacy and basic education programs across the globe, like New Haven Adult and Continuing Education, to raise their voices. There or more than 8 million adult learners out there who need you but may not know that you exist and that you can help. Stand out in the crowd and make some noise with a rally of your own.

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How One Woman Transformed a Village


Nestora Macia Perez is the eldest of 15 children born to poor farmers in San Rafael de los Trarais, a small desert community in Northern Mexico. Although the land is barely arable, most people subsist through farm work. With no income out of season, they are often low on food and malnourished. Many of the rural villages are without schools, clean water, roads or electricity.

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September Highlights Adult Learners and Educators


September kicks off a new academic year for adult literacy education across the nation, and includes four major reasons to recognize adult learners and educators.



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Smartphones: A Smart Solution for Immigrant Families


The UMI Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that serves refugee and immigrant families by providing after-school programs for children. The center decided to do things a little differently, however, when its staff realized that the parents of the children were in need of help with their math and English skills.

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A Memorial Tribute to Aretha Franklin: Meeting the Need for RESPECT with Adult Basic Skills Education


Aretha Franklin, the high school dropout who went on to become the “Queen of Soul” with honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, wrote a song about her need for RESPECT. She sang out, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me.”

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