National Coalition for Literacy: 2012 Literacy Leadership Awards
Posted on 08/27/2012
The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL (www)) has announced its 2012 Literacy Leadership Awards. The awards recognize individuals and/or organizations that have made exceptional contributions towards improving adult literacy and English language learning in the United States. This year the Save Adult Ed! Campaign is receiving an award, a group formed to advocate against the closing of the adult education program in Los Angeles Unified School District.
This year's honored recipients include:
- David Baldacci: Successful author and adult education advocate whose Wish You Well Foundation (www) has funded adult and family literacy programs in more than 40 states.
- Ruth J. Colvin: Founder of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (now ProLiteracy (www)) which has assisted adults and families to acquire literacy skills and learn English across the country.
- Save Adult Ed! (www) Campaign: A group of dedicated advocates in Los Angeles-area who have organized to fight proposed cuts to adult education in California.
- US Senator Jim Webb (D-VA): Senator Webb introduced the Adult Education & Economic Growth Act of 2012 and has been a strong supporter of preserving appropriations in support of adult education. For more about the Senator, go to the Senator's Web site (www).
The awards will be presented Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM at a ceremony in the Senate Dirksen Building (SD-106) in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public and press. Pre-registration is required (Register here (www)).
NCL's (www) primary mission is to advance adult education, family literacy, and English language acquisition in the U.S. by increasing public awareness for the need to increase funding and programs; promoting effective public policy.