The Challenge

Adult Literacy in America

Improving adult literacy skills represents both a pressing need and an unprecedented opportunity. Learn more about America’s literacy challenge and its impact on nearly every facet of our individual and collective lives.

Low literacy is a pervasive equity issue. 

Adult literacy programs are historically underfunded and under resourced.

Improving adult literacy rates can boost economic mobility and children’s academic achievement, while decreasing healthcare costs and recidivism rates

Low literacy is one of the great solvable problems of our time, but it’s too large a challenge for any single organization to solve alone. That’s why the members of ALL IN are committed to working together to achieve our shared vision: a country where every adult can easily access high-quality, effective support to improve their reading, writing, digital, and numeracy skills – regardless of who or where they are.


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