The objectives of our Literacy issue area are to support modified (workforce-enhanced) Adult Basic Education (ABE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs that help low income adults raise their English proficiency and reading levels to meet eligibility requirements for job training, high school equivalency GED classes, and/or post-secondary education programs.
Bridge Programs: Serves adults with reading and/or math skills between the 6th and 9th grade levels with a contextualized curriculum that is tied to a specific job/career field (i.e. health, information technology, energy sector, construction trades and manufacturing). This module-based program requires credentialed instructors and strategic partnerships for social services, career readiness and post-secondary education needs
Pre-Bridge Programs: Serves adults with reading and/or math skills below 6th grade level with a literacy curriculum which integrates general workforce content and requires credentialed instructors and internal/external provision of services addressing needs of learners
Advocacy/Technical Assistance: Advocacy efforts to secure additional resources, promote systemic change, and/or provide training for agency staff