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More than 43 million adults in the United States lack basic literacy skills, two thirds of whom are women. Research shows that up to 90% of domestic abuse survivors lack financial literacy skills. Without these basic skills, women with low literacy often cannot get good employment, care for themselves and their families, or manage their financial lives.
 
With your help, we can create online, direct-to-student courses for domestic violence shelters and other social service organizations that will teach their clients basic skills (such as financial literacy, health literacy, and workplace development) that they can use to become independent.
 
The courses would not only help them learn necessary skills but also develop critical foundational reading, writing, and language skills. This will give women the confidence they need to transition into a traditional adult education program, where they can earn their high school equivalency, become a U.S. citizen, or increase their basic literacy skills to create a better life for themselves and their families.
 
How can you can get involved?
  • Make a donation to get the fund growing.
  • Share the fundraiser on social media, your newsletter, etc.
  • Spread the word to other writers and publishing professionals through your personal networks.
  • Create a team page to allow readers, family and friends contribute to the project.
  • Join the mailing list to get fundraising campaign updates.
 
For other ideas on how you can get involved, and tools to share on social media, download the Romance for Literacy Toolkit today!
 
See something we have missed, or would like more information? Reach out to Lara Pimentel at lpimentel@proliteracy.org, (315) 214-2573 or Amanda Wilson at awilson@proliteracy.org, (315) 214-2464.