Literacy Program Awarded National Book Grant

Literacy Program awarded a Pro-Literacy National Book Fund Grant

Literacy tutorsSanta Cruz, CA, June 17, 2015 – The Literacy Program is pleased to announce it has received a $2,207 award from ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund. The National Book Fund provides adult education and literacy programs throughout the United States with grant awards to help purchase high-quality educational materials and resources needed to support their literacy initiatives.

Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy said, “Every year, we receive a number of compelling, high-quality applicants. We are pleased this year to be able to offer grants to 80 percent of the applicants we received. ProLiteracy is excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the National Book Fund with the bold vision of putting one book each in the hands of 125,000 adult learners nationwide. Over the last 20 years we’ve distributed more than 1,500 grant awards totaling more than $2.9 million.”

New Readers Press, the publishing division of ProLiteracy, provides the books and materials for the National Book Fund. These books are high-quality instructional materials specially written to meet the needs of adult literacy students, instructors, and trainers. Adult literacy programs can choose from more than 400 New Readers Press titles.

Genie Dee, Program Director, says, “This grant will provide significant assistance to us as we strive to serve more than 34,000 residents in need of literacy training in our county. The materials are excellent and are designed specifically for English learners. We greatly appreciate this generous award.”

Want to learn more about how you can support the efforts of local adult English language learners? Check out the Literacy Program Homepage to Learn More

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