How Physician Assistant Students Have Helped Raise Funds for Health Literacy
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Each president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) has the honor of selecting a presidential charity during his or her tenure. Current NYSSPA president Mary Springston has selected ProLiteracy as the 2017 presidential charity. Springston is also a clinical associate professor and the director of the Le Moyne College Department of Physician Assistant Studies in Syracuse, New York.

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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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How Supporting Adult Literacy in Public Libraries Changes Lives
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 30, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

With safe and welcoming environments, it is important for public libraries nationwide to continuously offer adult literacy programs. Success stories, like that of Nyla Henry, an adult learner from the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, inspired ProLiteracy to partner with the American Library Association (ALA) to help libraries implement adult literacy initiatives.

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India’s First Literacy School for Grandmothers
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 23, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made strides to improve female literacy. Until recently, the majority of educational programs focused on youth. Now, what is known as India’s first Grandmothers’ School is changing that and emphasizing the importance of a literate, older female generation.  

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Happy 100th Birthday Ruth Colvin!
Posted by Dee Cater on December 16, 2016 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

Happy 100th Birthday Ruth Colvin!

See how literacy tutors and adult learners around the country are celebrating Ruth's 100th birthday!

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