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Illiteracy in the District of Columbia & What You Can Do About It

A coalition of adult education providers and advocates claim that high rates of illiteracy among DCPS parents not only has a negative impact on the city’s education reform efforts but also on the city’s ability to produce a well-qualified workforce … Continue reading

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DC Appleseed Report Calls for New Adult Literacy Strategy

Cross-posted from DC Appleseed To reduce unemployment and narrow the gap between rich and poor, the District must help more residents build the basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills required by D.C.’s economy, according to a new report released today … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Budget Shortchanges Under-Educated DC Adults … and Their Kids

Cross-posted from Poverty & Policy Written by Kathryn Baer “We have jobs and we have people,” says DC Appleseed’s Deputy Director. “But the education people have doesn’t fit the jobs available.” The real problem, however, as she goes on to … Continue reading

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DC RESIDENTS MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition’s Advocacy Day at the Wilson Center    Monday, September 22, 2014 marked the beginning of the DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition’s (DC-AFLC) ‘Literacy Week,’ with the theme of ‘Making Connections.’ On Wednesday, Advocacy … Continue reading

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Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2014

The Washington DC metropolitan region is one of the nation’s highest-skilled economies. By 2018, 71 percent of all jobs in the District of Columbia will require at least some training beyond high school. Despite this, 62,000 adult DC residents never … Continue reading

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El Salvador child coffee worker starts specialty coffee roasting business in Washington, DC called Cafe Los Suenos (Coffee of Dreams)

Mary Willson, Communication Intern “The civil war was going on because the income inequality. The coffee plantation owners were making so much money and they were paying us only a couple cents.” Carlos Payes started working for a coffee plantation … Continue reading

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Advocacy Celebration Empowers Students at The Hope

Informing, motivating, and advocating.These three verbs were used very widely last week at The Hope. Education at The Academy of Hope is broader than a passing grade or even the GED certificate.  It is the power to make a difference … Continue reading

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