A New Literacy Paradigm
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on June 01, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


Recent proposed reductions in federal funding for adult education are bringing about an even more challenging environment for our programs and students. While we continue to hear verbal support for the issue of adult literacy, we continue to see limited or diminished funding for our programs. 

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Calls for Deep Cuts to Education
Posted by Michele Bellso on May 25, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

We advocate against these deep cuts that will hurt adult literacy programs and their learners and families. President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes dramatic cuts to adult education funding and the complete elimination of many federal programs that support adult literacy, workforce development, and human services.

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HBO’s Veep Supports Adult Education and ProLiteracy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on May 09, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


Have you seen Veep?  HBO’s critically acclaimed political satire entered its sixth season and has collaborated with ProLiteracy to support adult education.

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The 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on May 05, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips


To best meet the current and emerging professional development needs of adult literacy practitioners and advocates, we've designed our national conference to address the issues of technology and innovation, sustainability and fundraising strategies, methodology and instruction, advocacy and public awareness, volunteer management and training, HSE preparation, immigration and citizenship, and more. 

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African Nonprofit Tackles Poverty with Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 20, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

One of Engage Now Africa’s greatest emphases is on improving adult education by providing communities with literacy tools to help individuals and families improve their quality of life in the long-term. The organization provides education facilitators with the training, accommodations, and tools they need to enhance the learning experience of students. Engage Now Africa’s adult literacy model is supported and funded by communities and their leaders, tribal chiefs, local government ministries, the Peace Corps, and other non-governmental organizations across Africa. 

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