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At Age 66, Army Vet Conquers Learning to Read

 

Sammy King was 66 years old when he learned how to read. He was inspired after learning about Helen Keller and decided it was finally time to get the help he needed and become literate. This is King’s literacy journey.

 


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How Physician Assistant Students Have Helped Raise Funds for Health Literacy
Health Literacy Fundraiser Banner by LeMoyne College

 

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 Inspirational Preacher, a 30-Year-Old Learns to Read

 

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
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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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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 29, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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There is a significant connection between participation in adult basic skills programs and increased employment and income levels, high school equivalency and postsecondary education attainment, and civic participation. This return on investment, however, remains mostly unknown to policy makers, funders, and the general public.


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