Top Five Semi-Finalists Announced in ProLiteracy’s Global Literacy Hero Contest

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The ProLiteracy Hero contest raises awareness of adult literacy and recognizes heroes in the field worldwide.

The local literacy organizations are the heroes who make adult learners’ dreams come true.

In an effort to help the 36 million low-literate adults in the U.S., ProLiteracy, the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years, is pleased to announce the semi-finalists in the ProLiteracy Hero Contest. ProLiteracy launched the contest to raise awareness of the adult literacy crisis, and to recognize the adult education and literacy heroes worldwide!

A panel of ProLiteracy judges chose the top 10 national finalists from hundreds of stories and submissions that were sent in from around the world. The video and story submissions are posted to the ProLiteracy website and have been opened up to a public vote at Each week, the finalists have been narrowed down, and the first-, second-, and third-place winners will be selected on November 16.

“The local literacy organizations are the heroes who make adult learners’ dreams come true,” said Kevin Morgan, President and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Choosing the top finalists out of so many worthwhile organizations was very difficult. They all deserve to be recognized.”

The top five adult literacy organization finalists are:
LearningQuest – Stanislaus Literacy Centers in Modesto, California
MICA, INC, an adult literacy program in Africa
Seeds of Literacy in Columbus, OH
Tarrant Literacy Coalition in Fort Worth, Texas
Vision Literacy in Santa Clara County, CA

About ProLiteracy
ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education nonprofit organization in the nation. ProLiteracy works with adult new readers and learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy and basic education instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and works with 50 nongovernmental organizations in 34 developing countries.

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