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Literacy New York Supports the Open Door Collective

Wed, May 3rd 2017 04:00 pm

The Open Door Collective (ODC) assists poverty reduction initiatives to take advantage of, expand, or improve adult basic education services to meet the needs and broaden the economic opportunities of low-income adults. We advocate for effective policies and program designs that will reduce poverty, narrow income inequality, and provide free basic skills education for all adults in the United States.

Improved policies and programs will enable adults living in poverty to increase their incomes as well as enjoy more economic stability and better health.  These outcomes will diminish the need for social services, increase tax revenues, and lower overall healthcare costs. Expanded adult education services will, therefore, pay for themselves.

Taken Directly from their website: http://www.opendoorcollective.org/

The website contains many articles about adult literacy, including its connection to poverty, health literacy, correctional literacy and family literacy. The most seminal pieces include:

Why Healthy Communities Need Adult Basic Skills Education
April 2017


Adult Basic Skills and the Safety Net--April 2017


Collaboration in Support of New Americans--April 2017



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