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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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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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DC Adult & Family Literacy Coalition

Why DC needs more adult education programs? By 2018, more than 70% of jobs in the District will require some post-secondary education or training, yet an estimated 80,000 adults, including 60,000 without a high school credential, lack the basic math, … Continue reading

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