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Reggie Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy 2013

Reggie, a 57 year-old Ward 7 resident, speaks out about his past disinterest in education, along with the joy and empowerment he now gains from a renewed yearning for learning. Listen to his story below:

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Terry Abbot Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2013

Terry Abbot, who left school in her 7th grade year due to family responsibilities, speaks out about the need for authentic and quality support from institutions cultivating adult learners, as well as the support she gives to, and receives from, … Continue reading

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Jessica Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2013

Jessica, a Guatemalan mother who has been living in DC for twelve years, speaks out about her desire to improve her English in order to obtain a higher paying job and a better quality of life for her children. Listen … Continue reading

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Rhonda Johnson Speaking Out at Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2013

Rhonda Johnson, a student of Byte Back, speaks out about the significance of post-secondary education in her life, particularly on using her newly acquired computer skills to work through depression, drug addiction, and unemployment. Listen to her story below:

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Escaping the plight of the working poor

Former US President Lyndon Johnson launched a fight against poverty. 50 years later, President Obama wants social justice. But students at an adult school in Washington haven’t noticed much of either. “Most of the adults who take part in our … Continue reading

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Changes in GED test make it harder for adults to get high school credential needed for jobs

By Robert McCartney It’s hard to find personal stories more heartening than those of unemployed and low-earning adults struggling in classes for hours each day, month after month, to get a substitute for the high school diploma they never got … Continue reading

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Who We Are

DC Adult & Family Literacy Coalition is an alliance of adult learners, educators, advocates, public and private program providers, foundations and individuals from the District of Columbia to promote more effective adult education. One of our goals is to develop … Continue reading

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