Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week


Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week kicks off next week, from September 26 through October 1.   Adult education and literacy practitioners and advocates across the country will help raise public awareness about the need for and value of adult education and family literacy with the goal of enhancing access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills.

In support of this effort, the LINCS Learner Center was developed to be used directly by adult learners. The LINCS Learner Center connects adult learners with resources to improve their literacy levels, job skills, and math and English language skills. It even helps learners locate educational programs in their communities. For AEFL Week, please tell 1-2 colleagues about LINCS and the Learner Center and encourage them to join the LINCS community and explore its resources!

There are many AEFL Week events have already been scheduled around the country, including the 2016 Literacy Leadership Awards. Every year the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) honors individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to improving adult literacy and English language acquisition in the United States. This year, Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education, will be one of a handful of deserving awardees. Congratulations to all the awardees!

And don’t feel obliged to wait until September 26 to share LINCS with others. The LINCS Resource Collection and Learning Portal are available 24/7!

For more on this topic and to follow events in real time, use the hashtag #AEFLWeek and follow us @LINCS_ED.  

Let us know  how you are celebrating #AEFLWeek!