ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, believes that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy has been working across the globe to change lives and communities through the power of literacy.
ProLiteracy is the leading resource and champion for adult education and literacy worldwide. 

About 43 million adults in the U.S.—and almost 800 million worldwide—struggle with basic reading, writing and math skills. These individuals struggle to read a menu, fill out a job application, or read a bedtime story to their children. ProLiteracy removes the hurdles that stand in the way of their goals.  

To make our vision a reality: 

  • WE SUPPORT 1,000 member programs in the U.S. and 35 countries worldwide that provide adult literacy instruction.
  • WE ADVOCATE for awareness, funding, and support to increase access to educational resources for adults who want/need to improve their literacy. 
  • WE PROVIDE professional development to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of adult literacy programs.
  • WE CREATE and PRODUCE more than 400 customized print and digital instructional tools for tutors and students.