David C. Harvey,
President and CEO
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NPO Spotlight - ProLiteracy
To improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies by promoting literacy.
About the Organization:
Formed by the 2002 merger of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, ProLiteracy works to ensure a world in which every person can read, write, compute, and use technology. Because adults who read raise children who read and do better in school and life, ProLiteracy helps build the capacity and quality of adult literacy programs to help families support themselves, live healthier lives, be better citizens, and create a more fair and just society.
In the United States, ProLiteracy helps its member organizations provide adult literacy instruction by sharing promising teaching methods, offering credentialing programs, and providing teaching materials through the Charles Evans and National book funds. Internationally, the organization offers such programs as Literacy for Social Change, which works to incorporate literacy lessons into community action projects; Women in Literacy; and the Muslim Outreach Initiative. The organization also sponsors an annual conference, engages in literacy advocacy, and runs New Readers Press, which publishes educational materials and an easy-to-read weekly newspaper.
Visitors to the The ProLiteracy Web site will find a Statement of Adult Learner Rights, student success stories, literacy facts and resources, and information on how to get involved with the organization by donating, becoming a member, or helping with advocacy efforts.
In addition to membership dues, ProLiteracy receives funding from foundations, corporations, individuals.