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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education

Dr. Steve Reder’s research is significant in that it is nearly the only research of its kind that shows the correlation between obtaining literacy skills and a return on investment related to improving an adult’s life and future. We must capitalize on the findings of this study to help stakeholders act in order to advance adult literacy and education.

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Ruth Colvin Recaps Her Literacy Journeys Around the World
Posted by Lara Pimentel on June 22, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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Recently, the ProLiteracy Book Club read Off the Beaten Path, by Ruth Colvin. As the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America and co-founder of ProLiteracy, Ruth wrote this book to share the stories of her travels and her literacy work in nine countries. 


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Student Stories: It’s Never Too Late to Earn a GED®

When we hear about adult learners who are succeeding in their efforts to gain basic literacy skills, we want to share their stories with you. Today, we are sharing the stories of two men featured in their local news for their achievements. Crisanto Luna is a man in his 90s who reached for his dreams, and Marco Johnson is a janitor who found support and success from a middle school. 


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Workforce Development Week: National Initiatives
Posted by Peter Waite on June 15, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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This week has been designated Workforce Development Week and President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have been visiting active workforce development programs in Wisconsin. 


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Celebrating a Literacy Legacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on June 14, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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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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