SYRACUSE, N.Y., February 20, 2019 –ProLiteracy, the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years, partnered with Voxy, a personalized language learning platform, to educate and create opportunities for immigrants, refugees, and other non-native English speakers who do not have the literacy skills necessary to achieve economic security.
The partnership is designed to address the nation’s growing literacy crisis by expanding access of Voxy’s online language instruction to underserved, low-literate communities, which often struggle with long student waiting lists and a lack of instruction tailored to their unique needs. Available 24/7 across all devices, Voxy’s personalized curriculum adapts to each learner’s language level, learning goals, and areas of interest, which is a particularly effective approach for emerging readers, who cannot read in English or their native language.
“Health. Gender equality. Poverty. Every important social issue is impacted by low literacy. When individuals learn how to read, write, and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment, and ultimately change their lives,” said Kevin Morgan, President and CEO of ProLiteracy. “We are excited to partner with Voxy to bring this unique personalized digital English solution to our network of over 500,000 adult literacy learners. We believe that this is the optimal tool to offer digital English language instruction.”
"Our partnership with ProLiteracy will support more non-native speakers with tactical, needs-based instruction,” said Katie Nielson, Chief Education Officer of Voxy. “By offering authentic content and English language instruction that is aligned the specific needs of emerging readers, we will be able to improve economic outcomes for this historically underserved population."