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A Library and Its Community Make a Collective Impact


Today, numerous organizations are familiar with the concept of Collective Impact, a framework to tackle deep-rooted and complex social issues. When organizations partner with other organizations across a community, it has proven to have a more profound and longer-lasting impact on the community. ProLiteracy member, Azusa City Library, has shined in this aspect.  


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The Voices of Adult Literacy: Letters to the Representatives


In April 2017, ProLiteracy launched its Letters for Literacy Campaign to advocate against the proposed federal budget cuts for FY 2018. We asked individuals and organizations to reach out to their local legislators and senators to stress the significant role that funding for adult literacy programs plays in our shared communities. Here are their words.


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4 Charitable Giving Strategies for 2018
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 13, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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To inform everyone about planned giving and the significant impact it can have on creating real change for adult literacy, we will be posting a monthly blog about planned giving with a range of helpful information. This blog consists of helpful information about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, how it impacts charitable giving, and what can be done. This information is provided by R&R Newkirk.


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Nigeria Comes Face to Face with a HUGE Literacy Crisis


Drug abuse, malpractice, cultism, communal clashes, terrorism, and various criminal acts such as armed robbery, human trafficking, kidnapping, and juvenile delinquency, are all on the rise in Nigeria. And the country’s minister of education, Adamu Adamu, correlates this state of affairs with illiteracy.

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Inmates Lose Access to Donated Books in the Northeast


Inmates in a number of New York and New Jersey prisons no longer can receive donated books in the mail from family members and community groups. Instead, they now have to pay for a narrowed down selection of books provided by six state-approved vendors. Additionally, this narrowed down selection hardly includes educational materials that previously helped inmates further themselves academically, socially, and psychologically.

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