Counties Can Improve Economic Mobility through Adult Literacy

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

More than 130 million Americans—roughly 54% of adults between the ages of 16 and 74—struggle with low literacy. Improved literacy rates have the power to strengthen our economy by boosting labor productivity and breaking the cycle of poverty for families in need. Through initiatives at local libraries and in partnership with workforce development, education and community-based organizations, counties are connecting residents to the resources and programs that can improve their literacy skills and overall well-being. Join NACo, the Barbara Bush Foundation and county leaders for a conversation on the economic impact of literacy.

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