Teach an adult to read. Inspire the world to change.

ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, believes that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy has been working across the globe to create a world where every person can read and write. 

Our vision is for every adult to have the ability to fulfill his or her life through literacy. 

About 36 million adults in the U.S.—and almost 800 million worldwide—struggle with basic reading, writing and math skills. These individuals struggle to read a menu, fill out a job application, or read a bedtime story to their children. ProLiteracy removes the hurdles that stand in the way of their goals. 

To make our vision a reality:

  • WE SUPPORT 1,000 member programs in the U.S. and 25 countries worldwide that provide adult literacy instruction.
  • WE ADVOCATE for awareness, funding, and support for a more literate society.
  • WE PROVIDE professional development to increase the capacity and quality of adult literacy programs.
  • WE PRODUCE more than 400 print and digital instructional tools for tutors and students.

You can make a difference. Join us in changing lives.