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e-Literacy News

 A Publication of Florida's Adult

and Family Literacy Resource Center


In This Issue
Literacy Ambassador in the News
Florida Ready to Work
Florida Literacy Conference
New population projections
New Health Literacy Resources
Adilt Learning Disabities
Upcoming Events
Tutor Training Workshop
April 19, 2007 9am - 5pm
Epiphany Episcopal Church
Cape Coral, FL 
For more information, 
call 239-242-4374 
2008 Practitioners' Task 
Force Symposium
April 21-23, 2008
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort
Daytona Beach, FL 
For information
click here
COABE Annual Conference 
April 28th - May 1, 2008
Adam's Mark Hotel
St. Louis, MO
For more information, 
click here
Florida Literacy Conference
May 7-9, 2008
Regal Sun Resort at Disney
Orlando, FL 
For more information, please
Click here
Cancer, Culture and Literacy
May 15-17, 2008     
Sheraton Sand Key Resort 
1160 Gulf Boulevard 
Clearwater Beach, FL
For more information, click here
or email Elizabeth Dackson at 
Grant Opportunities

WHO (Women Helping Others),

offers grants to after-school and literacy programs for low income populations.

Women Helping Others



Health Literacy Grants available

through the Department of Health

and Human Services.

 Florida Literacy
Platinum Sponsors

Quick Links

  FLC Website
Tutor Help Center

Literacy Ambassador Featured on ABC
World News Tonight

One of Florida's very own literacy ambassadors, Monica Baxley, was recently profiled on ABC World News with Charles Gibson. A two part series entitled Illiterate in America, Living in the Shadows discussed many of the factors contributing to adult illiteracy as well as successes achieved by adult learners through the assistance of local literacy programs.

read more

click here to see video

Florida Ready to Work Offers New
Adult Education Credential

Florida Ready to Work is a new employee credentialing program that connects jobseekers, educators and employers. Florida Ready to Work tests - and scores - job skills. It provides students/jobseekers proof that they have the fundamental skills to succeed on the job, helps educators better prepare students/jobseekers for work and saves employers time and money when hiring. There is no cost - other than time - for the program.


Read more

Florida Literacy Conference
Regal Sun Resort, Orlando

May 7-9th

Don't wait! Take advantage of early registration prices. Conference registration deadline is  April 21, 2008. To register click here.


Tell your adult learners about the Florida Literacy Conference Adult Learner Day to be held on May 7, 2008. For more information regarding this free program click here.


Reserve your hotel room  by April 14, 2008 to get the discount rate of $99. For more information click here.


With over 70 sessions offered, there is something for everyone at the 2008 Florida Literacy Conference.  Click here for a full list of sessons.

Immigrants Projected to Account for 82%
of 2050's Population Increase

Newly arriving immigrants and their descendants could account for 82 percent of the increase in the U.S. population by 2050, a new study from the Pew Research Center shows. 

Of the 117 million people added to the population during this period due to the effect of new immigration, 67 million will be the immigrants themselves and 50 million will be their U.S. -born children or grandchildren

The study projects that the U.S. population of Hispanics will triple by 2050, accounting for approximately one third of the U.S. population.  The study found that nearly one in five Americans will be foreign-born in 2050, compared with about one in eight in 2005.

New Health Literacy Resources

The Florida Adult Basic Education Practitioners' Committee and Leon County ACE have developed a series of health literacy brochures to be used with individuals with limited literacy skills.  Topics include aids, diabetes, high blood pressure and how to talk to your doctor.  An additional brochure advises medical professionals who have patients with limited literacy skills. 

Click here to access these materials.

Adult Learning Disabilities


The new issue of "Focus on Basics" has compiled articles and resources on a range of issues that focus on adults with learning disabilities. Topics include neurobiology of dyslexia, legal issues and how they relate to programs, assistive technology and more. (Volume 8, Issue D) is now available.


Click here

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