The Importance of Adult Literacy

May 13, 2021

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Many of our social challenges are made worse by low literacy.

According to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, 130 million Americans struggle with low literacy. Get the facts about adult literacy and its impact on children, earnings and employment, health, and more on ProLiteracy’s website.

Some ways our work matters…

This month marks the 50th anniversary of NPR’s (National Public Radio) first on-air original broadcast. Over the years, the organization has featured a broad range of education coverage, including stories about literacy. Here’s a compelling piece from 2018 that talks about adult literacy efforts and the impacts programs like ours have on students’ lives.

This moving video on the power of literacy is a popular part of AACLC’s training program — it is worth revisiting and sharing!

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