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Adult Illiteracy

Philadelphia Tackles Literacy Crisis With Innovative Program

XPRIZE | Posted 11.04.2016 | Education

Five years ago, more than half a million adults in Philadelphia lacked basic literacy and work skills, imperiling their ability to land jobs and climb out of poverty, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board reported.

Illiterate? Read This!

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Carine Fabius

Can a lack of basic reading skills make you sick? I would not have readily made that connection but the answer is yes. According to the NNLM, a U.S. government agency.

A New Year's Resolution to Benefit the World: Education for Women

Cherie Blair | Posted 03.06.2013 | Impact
Cherie Blair

In the holiday spirit of peace on Earth and good will toward men, I would argue that more good will toward women, notably in terms of education, would contribute to more peace on Earth.

The Gift of Reading and Writing

Carlos Caban | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Carlos Caban

Learning to read has changed my life. Now, it's easier to get around the city. You give me an address and I know how to get there. I don't have to worry about asking someone. I can pick up my Bible now and read it, or my newspaper. I might get stuck, but I can do it.

Restart the Economy by Stopping Illiteracy

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 09.26.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

The silver bullet for rebuilding our business climate, reducing crime, and restoring employment is as simple as ABC. It's time for bipartisan action to end the crisis of illiteracy.

What Would the World Be Like If Everyone Could Read?

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.08.2012 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Over 793 million people around the world cannot read or write. We know that these numbers are shocking, but what do they really mean?

New York Non-Profit Attracts Post50 Volunteers

Posted 11.25.2011 | Fifty

Many Post50s are following the path of reinvention, taking up encore careers, starting second acts and receiving standing ovations for seeking new ful...

Book Bike Shut Down: Chicago Park District Prevents Man From Giving Away Free Books

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The future of the Book Bike is not looking good. A Chicago Park District official approached Gabriel Levinson and his custom-built bike full of free b...

Troubled Waters In California: Unbalanced Scales of Justice

James Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bell

As we acknowledge the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy from the March on Washington, it is hard to resist the meta...

Increasing Literacy Is Key To Training The Afghan Army

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The current focus of the NATO presence in Afghanistan is to train the Afghan army and police force to take over responsibility for the country's secur...

Holiday Giving: Intimate Evenings with Acclaimed Authors and Rare Collector's Books

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marissa Bronfman

Giving is a given during December but why not give a little something extra special this holiday season that will delight the book lovers in your life and promote literacy abroad?

Literacy in India: A Gift That Never Stops Giving

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Since the early 1990s, every WLC program has given a pivotal role to women's groups in Hindi -- as they have proven to be extraordinarily powerful forces in promoting female literacy and empowerment in India.

Every Monday Matters: "Are You Really Going to Read Them Again?"

Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza

61% of low-income families have no books in their homes. Survey your bookshelves and pull out books that you won't read again. Donate them to a local literacy organization, school or library.

Of No Fixed Address: God Planned It

Christopher Devine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christopher Devine

This is the fourth in a series of excerpts from my book Of No Fixed Address: A Collection of Voices from the Streets of Chicago

Fox News: It's Eductaoinal!

Bob Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Harris

Hat tips to ThinkProgress and NewsHounds....

One Woman's Story Of Illiteracy | Antonia Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Mum and Dad never noticed I was failing, but I don't blame them. They had five children and a busy household, and I hid it well. I muddled through pri...