ProLiteracy Awards more than $100,000 in National Book Fund Grants

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Program Has Awarded more than $2.9 Million Since 1995

ProLiteracy is proud to announce the award of more than $100,000 in National Book Fund grants to 65 community-based programs around the nation in support of adult literacy and basic education.

“At ProLiteracy, we are passionate about our mission of providing programs with the resources and materials they need to help adults learn to read, write, and do basic math,” says Michele Diecuch, senior membership and program manager. “Every year, we receive a number of compelling, high-quality applicants. We are pleased to be able to offer grants to nearly two-thirds of the applicants we receive.”

Since its inception in 1995, ProLiteracy’s National Book has awarded more than $2.9 million in grants, helping more than 305,000 adults, youth, and children improve their reading skills as a result.

The next National Book Fund application process will begin in March 2015.

ProLiteracy National Book Fund Recipients (2013 - 2014):

  • Alaska Literacy Program, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Literacy Council of White County, Searcy, Arkansas
  • Adult Literacy Program, Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara, California
  • Lodi Public Library—Adult Literacy Services, Lodi, California
  • LearningQuest—Stanislaus Literacy Centers, Modesto, California
  • Five Keys Charter School, San Francisco, California
  • Colusa County Free Library, Colusa, California
  • Azusa City Library, Azusa, California
  • Jack Hill Lifelong Learning Center, San Bernardino, California
  • Greeley Evans School District 6, Greeley, Colorado
  • Durango Education Center, Durango, Colorado
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Calvary Women's Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Friends of the Library of Homosassa, Homosassa, Florida
  • Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, Florida
  • Office of Adult Education—Lanier Technical College, Oakwood, Georgia
  • Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, Decatur, Georgia
  • The Literacy Council, Rockford, Illinois
  • Aquinas Literacy Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College, Aurora, Illinois
  • Literacy Volunteers of America—DuPage, Naperville, Illinois
  • Literacy Coalition of Greene County, Bloomfield, Indiana
  • READ La Porte County, La Porte, Indiana
  • VITAL, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Quincy Asian Resources (QARI), Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Bangor, Maine
  • Tri-County Literacy, Bath, Maine
  • St Luke New Life Center, Flint, Michigan
  • Montcalm Area Reading Council (MARC), Greenville, Michigan
  • Literacy Volunteers of SW Minnesota, Marshall, Minnesota
  • Joplin NALA Read, Joplin, Missouri
  • The Literacy Commons, Pembroke, North Carolina
  • Literacy New Jersey, Gloucester County Programs, Woodbury, New Jersey
  • Literacy Volunteers of Salem and Cumberland Counties, Bridgeton, New Jersey
  • Literacy Volunteers of Morris County, Morristown, New Jersey
  • Carlsbad Literacy Program, Carlsbad, New Mexico
  • Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Literacy of Northern New York, Watertown, New York
  • LiteracyCNY, Syracuse, New York
  • Union Settlement Association, New York, New York
  • Great Plains Literacy Council, Altus, Oklahoma
  • Delaware County Literacy Council, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Thrive International Programs, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Perry County Literacy Council, Newport, Pennsylvania
  • Literacy Volunteers of East Bay, Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Adult Literacy Program—Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Fayetteville, South Carolina
  • World Friends ESL Ministry, Summerville, South Carolina
  • Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Trident Literacy Association, North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Housing Authority of Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Literacy Advance of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Marshall-Harrison County Literacy Council, Marshall, Texas
  • Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Ft Worth, Texas
  • Pittsylvania County Literacy Program, Chatham, Virginia
  • Literacy for Life, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Suffolk Literacy Council, Suffolk, Virginia
  • Literacy Council of Seattle, Seattle, Washington
  • Literacy Source, Seattle, Washington
  • Winnebago County Literacy Council, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency (West CAP), Glenwood City, Wisconsin
  • Fond du Lac Literacy Services, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • International Learning Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County, Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • LAMP Adult Education Program, Hinton, West Virginia

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