Pro-Literacy Conference 2015

November 25, 2015

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Dr. Bob Laubach and AACLC’s Lisa Vernon

There are 10,000 volunteers teaching reading and writing skills to over 250,000 adults across America each year. What an amazing, grassroots force for good!

I recently returned from the national ProLiteracy conference in Charleston, S.C., where literacy councils shared innovative program ideas and new tutor/student resources. One person missing from this year’s conference was Dr. Robert Laubach (Dr. Bob), a pioneer in adult literacy education and the founder of New Reader Press. Dr. Bob recently passed away at the young age of 96.

I first met Dr. Bob at the Washington D.C. conference in 2013. His passion for inproving adult literacy and his genuine interest in learning about our Anne Arundel County Literacy Council was both inspiring and encouraging. He will be greatly missed.

Lisa Vernon
Executive Director, AACLC


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