Raising Awareness During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Keys to Success Campaign Winner Congratulations Jaleesah Hea-Young Marie

Keys to Success Campaign Winner
Congratulations Jaleesah Hea-Young Marie

COABE members and adult literacy advocates from around the country celebrated National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week September 21-26, 2015. COABE launched two social media campaigns to call attention to adult education and family literacy and to celebrate successes.

Adult learners and practitioners submitted photos and videos of their "Keys to Success" to COABE's Facebook Page in celebration of AEFL Week. Visit our AEFL Week Photo Album to view the photos and read the stories they shared.

Participants were eligible to win a free COABE Conference Registration via drawing. All participants will receive a free COABE phone charger. Congratulations to Ms. Jaleesah Hea-Young Marie, the lucky winner of the draw for a free COABE Conference 2016 registration! Our national conference will be held in Dallas, Texas on April 10-13, 2016.


A,B,C's of Investing in Adult Education - In 140 Characters or Less

With thanks to Tom Sticht, COABE published tweets Mr. Sticht prepared using his well-known ABC's of Investing in Adult Education. Many of the original tweets used the #COABE and #AEFLWeek hashtags. To track the results, COABE used The Archivist to archive all tweets using the hashtags #COABE and #AEFLWeek. The Archivist documents the number of tweets and impressions (Impressions are the total number of times tweets are delivered to timelines using the hashtag.). It also captures all of the tweets for downloading, and provides a graph of the top users, words, and URLs; hashtags, images, and influencer index.

The results are below.

#COABE Tweet Archive

  • 294 tweets and 242,377 impressions
  • Downloadable PDF of #COABE Tweets

#AEFLWeek Tweet Archive

Thank you to all who participated in raising awareness of adult education and family literacy during AEFL Week!


Celebrating National AEFL Week - Seven Consecutive Years and Counting

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Resolutions were introduced in the House for the 7th consecutive year and in the Senate for the 5th consecutive year.

The 2015 Resolutions were introduced by  Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in the Senate on September 17th, and by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) in the House of Representatives on September 22nd.

The Senate resolution was cosponsored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Gary Peters (D-MI).

The House resolution was cosponsored by Susan Davis (D-CA), Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. John Yarmuth (D- KY), and Rep. Raúl Grijalva, (D-AZ).

Thank you to all who contacted their Members of Congress to sign on in support!

 

House and Senate Introduce Resolutions Recognizing AEFL Week

For the seventh consecutive year, the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) has asked Members of Congress to declare this week National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Resolutions were introduced by Senator Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in the Senate on September 17th, and by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) in the House of Representatives on September 22nd.

The Senate resolution was cosponsored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Gary Peters (D-MI).

The House resolution was cosponsored by Susan Davis (D-CA), Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. John Yarmuth (D- KY), and Rep. Raúl Grijalva, (D-AZ).