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Shaking the Funding Tree:  A Grant Writing Guide for Literacy Programs

This guide, developed by CALPRO in collaboration with California Literacy, is designed to help literacy programs identify sources of funding and prepare a competitive proposal for funding. The guide includes templates and charts that the reader can use in preparing proposals.


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Adult Education in California is experiencing unprecedented budget cuts.   Stay up-to-date with the latest adult education program reductions and eliminations across the state with this wiki: AdultEdBudgetCuts.

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from National Commission on Adult Literacy

An economy that thrives in the new global environment! A workforce educated for jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage! America flourishing as a secure democracy and world leader! Powerful demographic evidence points to a clear connection between these ideals and the need for adult education and workforce skills services in America–on a scale unprecedented in history. Following two years of study, the National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for a program on the scale of a “domestic Marshall plan” to achieve these goals. (more…)

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Updated May 5, 2010

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updated June 16, 2010

Due to state and district budget cuts, NMUSD Adult School will close the following programs by the end of June: Adult Basic Education (ABE), Citizenship, and Workplace Readiness (vocational and computer skills).

A small number of English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Diploma (HSD) classes will remain open in 2010-11.  NMUSD Adult School has served approximately 5000 students per year.

This post will list the local educational services that remain open to adults seeking to continue their education.  The information is subject to change, as agencies continue to make decisions regarding program reduction/elimination and fee increases. (more…)

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posted on the CA Adult Education Administrators Association website

Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy Weighs In On Adult Education Budget Cuts!
Email from Gail Spangenberg
to Assembly Member Karen Bass and Senator Darrell Steinberg

Dear Colleagues,

We are deeply concerned about the severe cuts in California in the state’s adult education programs. California adult education leaders have been in the forefront these past few months to develop understanding of the need for a system that is equipped to produce a skilled workforce, in part through concentrating much more attention on the needs of adults at the lowest skills levels.  (more…)

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