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From Convicted Ponzi Scheme Hedge Fund Trader to Incarcerated Literacy Teacher

We don't normally receive letters from people asking us to publish their work on our blog. It is even rarer when the writer is currently incarcerated in federal prison. Recently, Neal Goyal contacted us. After discussing whether to publish his letter, we decided to post his letter to the ProLiteracy blog along with his essay. Neal is serving a six-year sentence for stealing $11 million in a Ponzi scheme through his Chicago investment firm. He is also a GED and literacy instructor in prison. Neal truly offers a new perspective on the importance of literacy among the incarcerated. Here’s what he wrote:


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A Simple Twist of Fate: Dennis and Densel
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 04, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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The Literacy Council of Grand Island (LCGI) helps adults across Grand Island, Nebraska in the literacy skills necessary to communicate, grow, and thrive in the community. We want to share the story of a dedicated LCGI tutor and his inspirational student, and the wonderful friendship that emerged during their time together.


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Audiobooks for Adult Literacy? It’s Not a Myth!
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 29, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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In the basic education classroom or tutoring environment, audiobooks have traditionally been used to instruct English as a second language (ESL) learners, individuals with learning disabilities, and individuals who are either learning to read or are improving their reading skills.

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Students Helping Students with Family Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 27, 2018 in categoryStories from the Field
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Simpson County Literacy Center (SCLC) in Franklin, Kentucky, has teamed up with a student at Western Kentucky University who helps teach family literacy.

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Volunteer Stories: A Most Rewarding Experience
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on March 15, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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As a single mother from Somalia with two children, Teamir Melaku needed help developing her English language skills. Additionally, she had a goal to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). To do so, she needed to pass the CNA test, which she had already attempted two times.

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