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Celebrating a Literacy Legacy

 

On December 16, 2016, one of ProLiteracy’s co-founders, and the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), celebrated her 100th birthday. To mark this milestone birthday, all she wished for was for all adult learners to be able to gain access to the best-trained tutors so that they can improve their literacy skills and live a quality life. 
She is no ordinary woman. She is Ruth Colvin, a legacy.


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Letters for Literacy: Raise Awareness for Adult Basic Education with Your Words
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 12, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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How would you stand up for something you believe in? Would you attend forums, take part in or manage an awareness fundraiser, join an advocacy group and protest, repeatedly make posts across social media, start a blog, or make a call to your local representative? What about writing a letter to your representative? 


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A New Literacy Paradigm
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 01, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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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
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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 Vecchiarelli on May 09, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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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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