|Boston Adult Literacy Initiative
||The Boston Adult Literacy Initiative (ALI)
consists of Boston adult education providers that receive funding from
the Massachusetts Department of Education and/or the city of Boston to
provide adult education services. ALI member organizations work closely
with other adult educators and community-based organizations through
neighborhood coalitions to provide a comprehensive system of adult
education services for the city of Boston.
Note: The Dorchester Adult Literacy
Coalition consists of nine members, one of which is in Upham's Corner - St. Mary's Women & Children's Center.
|Dudley Literacy Center (BPL)
Dudley Literacy Center promotes literacy as a continuing social process
by providing non-print and book collections, a computer lab, and a full
range of programs designed to serve the adult literacy population.
Literacy Services continues to expand our collection of adult and
family literacy books and other materials (online databases, audio and
video tapes, DVD and CD ROMs) to support the educational,
informational, and career goals of literacy patrons.
||First Literacy's vision is literacy for
all - publicly financed high school credentials and functional English
skills for all people, regardless of their ages. Literacy is a social
good, and its ultimate provision must come from public funds. First
Literacy will then use its funds and skills to improve basic education.
Participatory education creates a learning environment where students
are encouraged to take an active role in their class and where teachers
use meaningful content that reflects the life experience, needs, and
goals of the learners. Participatory education produces real,
measurable educational gains. It does this in a way that changes how
adults see themselves as potential learners and leaders:
- Participatory education develops leadership skills and team work
- Participatory education encourages adults to become life-long learners.
|Adult Literacy Resource Institute
||The Adult Literacy Resource Institute (ALRI) is a
program and staff development center for adult literacy / basic
education and English for speakers of other languages programs in the
Greater Boston area.
We are part of the Graduate College of Education at the University of
Massachusetts at Boston. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of
Education, and the Mayor's Office of Jobs and Community Services in
Boston, it is one of five regional support centers of the Massachusetts
System for Adult Basic Education Support, SABES.
|Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts
||Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM) is
about bringing people together to make a real difference. LVM trains
volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized tutoring
to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages
(ESOL). With improved literacy skills and the confidence that comes
with them, adults are able to pursue a better life and a better future
for themselves, their families and their communities.
National Center for Family Literacy
||We are the National Center
for Family Literacy, and since 1989, we have helped more than 1 million
families make educational and economic progress by pioneering - and
continuously improving - family literacy programs. Our emphasis
is on family literacy for a simple reason - study after study shows
that family, home and community are the true drivers of a child's
Literacy is essential to success in today's economy, now more than
ever. The family literacy approach harnesses the strength of
parent-child bonds to help those who are most at risk of failing
economically, emotionally and socially. We build success by
strengthening their confidence, increasing their ability and broadening
their outlook. The results have an impact on a personal level as well
as a national one. Put simply, family literacy works. We all
American Council on Eduction - Center for Lifelong Learning
||From its first programs for returning World War II veterans, ACE's
Center for Lifelong Learning (CLLL) has led the national movement to
recognize and promote adult learner programs in higher education.
national leader in shaping policies, practices, and perceptions about
continuous learning, the Center's commitment to adult learners includes
programs, services, tools, and research to help bridge the gaps in
serving diverse learners, alleviating workforce shortages, and meeting
professional education demands in order to support access to and success
in postsecondary education.
|National & International
||Literacy.org is centered at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of
Education and is comprised of NCAL (National Center for Adult Literacy) and ILI (International Literacy Institute).
Originally established as the
Literacy Research Center in 1983, the National Center for Adult
Literacy (NCAL) has been engaged for nearly three decades in cutting
edge and high-impact research, innovation, and training in adult
education and technology, as well as in other areas of adult basic
education and literacy.
We specialize in assessment, intergenerational
literacy, multi-disciplinary approaches, educational technology,
professional development, and multimedia instructional design. The
International Literacy Institute (ILI), established by UNESCO and the
University of Pennsylvania in 1994, provides leadership in research,
development, and training in the broad field of international literacy
and educational development, with an emphasis on developing countries.
Literacy.org is an important resource for research and development on
literacy in the U.S. and worldwide.