Tell Us About Your Plans for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

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National Adult Education and Family Literacy week (AEFL week) is coming the week of September 26th!

AEFL week is an initiative that aims to raise public awareness about adult education and family literacy. The goal is to provide more resources and access to the 36 million individuals in the U.S. who need education or literacy help. Agencies all around the country use this as a time to advocate for adult education and family literacy to policy makers, the media, and their own communities.

Each year the National Coalition for Literacy tracks and publishes short summaries about the local, state, regional, and national events that are planned for AEFL week. If you are an advocate hosting an event, we’d love to let people know about it. You can share your plans with us by submitting this simple form. This year, we are hoping to have adult literacy advocates and programs commit to at least three AEFL week events so that we can raise visibility and boost support for adult education and family literacy initiatives. We are excited to hear all that you have planned!

2016 NCL Literacy Leadership Awards

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The National Coalition for Literacy is seeking award nominations from members for its annual Literacy Leadership Award Celebration. The event will be held in Washington D.C. on September 28, 2016.

A nominee must have made a significant contribution to the field of adult education and literacy.

Nominations are due by August 1 to Kristin Lahurd at klahurd@ala.org. Literacy Leadership Award winners will be notified by mid-August.

For more details and a nomination form, please go to: 2016 NCL Literacy Leadership Award Nominee Form.

National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

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National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness of adult education and family literacy, assists adult learners in need of literacy services, leverages local resources, and supports increased access to adult education and family literacy programs. Advocates across the country use this opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.

Senators Call for Commitment to Funding Adult Education in FY 2017

NCSDAE recently worked with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) on a sign-on letter, now being circulated by Senator Reed and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) requesting increased funding for the Adult Education State Grant Program in FY 2017.

We invite you to contact your Senators and ask them to sign on to the Reed/Blumenthal letter requesting funds for Fiscal Year 2017 for the Adult Education State Grant Program. A copy of the letter is posted here.  (A version on letterhead will be produced once they have obtained signatures.) Deadline is March 15th.