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Advocacy

ProLiteracy advocates nationally for adult literacy initiatives on behalf of our member network. We provide a strong collective voice to increase awareness of adult literacy challenges, influence public policy, and create needed change.

ProLiteracy advocacy includes:

  • Providing an advocacy toolkit to all 1,000 ProLiteracy members
  • Sending out action alerts on legislative to our network on timely votes/issues/policy
  • Conducting research to highlight the economic impact of low literacy adults
  • Placement of ads, articles, and videos in national media
  • Creation of a Public Policy and Advocacy Committee comprised of local program staff and national literacy leaders
  • Participation on the National Coalition for Literacy

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The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) is an international survey conducted in 40 countries that measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper. PIAAC is designed to assess adults in different countries over a broad range of abilities, from simple reading to complex problem solving skills. 

Key Findings

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United States Representative, John Katko speaks at a ProLiteracy event, "Understanding the Employment Skills Gap in CNY.”