Founded in a church basement, Literacy Action is now the oldest, largest, and leading adult basic education nonprofit in the Southeastern United States. Our mission is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching literacy, life and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential. LAI offers several levels of reading and writing, mathematics, and GED preparatory classes at our main campus in downtown Atlanta, as well as electives in digital, health, and financial literacy.
In the WIOA arena, literacy is defined as "an individual's ability to read, write, speak in English, compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual and in society. As information and technology have increasingly shaped our society, the skills we need to function successfully have gone beyond reading and literacy. Is it too late to enroll in Adult Literacy Programs?
This section, Historical Data, presents information from the date of the first Office of Education report-to the late s on. The creation of the Federal Department of Education in highlighted the importance of education. The Act of directed the Department of Education to collect and report the "condition and progress of education" in annual reports to Congress. In the first report ofthe Commissioner proudly reported that nearly 7 million children were enrolled in elementary schools and 80, were enrolled in secondary schools.
Services are provided services at the Center and other satellite locations in the County with the goal of helping each adult learner acquire the basic skills - reading, writing, computation, speaking, and listening - necessary to compete successfully in today's workplace, to strengthen individual character and family foundations, and to exercise full citizenship. Both day and evening classes are available. For more information, call Dr.
In the United States, an estimated 30 million people over the age of 16 read no better than the average elementary school child. Worldwide, nearly million adults are illiterate in their native languages; two-thirds of them are women. Yet the ability to read and write is the basis for all other education; literacy is necessary for an individual to understand information that is out of context, whether written or verbal.
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Spring Rosati was raised in California, eventually moving to Colorado where she owned and operated two licensed daycare facilities that served families and over children. McIntosh has extensive experience in developing and implementing educational programs, for both youth and adults. Leslie Kirsch worked with Spring Rosati on the Downtown Development Committee for Marshallville, in efforts to revitalize vacant businesses.
The school's service area included HoustonPeachPulaskiand Dooly counties. Many of the school's individual technical programs were also accredited by their respective accreditation organizations. Classes under the new college commenced July 1,