The NCL AEFL Week Resources page has been updated for AEFL Week 2017! Check out all of the fact sheets, toolkits, and other useful materials from the NCL and NCL members to support your advocacy activities. #AEFLWeek
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises awareness about the need and value of adult education and family literacy in order to leverage resources to support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills. Advocates across the country use this opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.
For 2017, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week will be celebrated September 24-30.
In preparation for a policy panel discussion at the upcoming COABE conference on Monday, April 3, NCL members have prepared an update on the federal outlook for adult education as of March 30, 2017.
The Adult Literacy Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives has been re-certified for the 115th Congress. Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) will continue as caucus sponsor and Republican co-chair. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) has agreed to serve as Democratic co-chair, taking the place of Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, who retired last year. Two weeks ago, the offices of Rep. Roe and Rep. Yarmuth distributed a “Dear Colleague” letter, inviting all members of the House to join the Caucus.
The current members of the Caucus are listed here. If your representative is not on the list, we hope you’ll consider asking them to join. (Feel free to reference the Dear Colleague letter when contacting them.) Be prepared with a concise message that includes your name, your address (to show you’re a constituent), contact information, and what you are calling/writing about (joining the Adult Literacy Caucus).