By Resonja Willoughby, Student Advocate, Second Start Adult Literacy
We are celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week to raise awareness of about the effects of not having the basic literacy skills to survive in a world that is forever changing.
I work for Oakland’s adult literacy program, Second Start. We have been in existence for 30 years and we have watched the demographics change. We are serving more immigrants from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The region of South and West Asia is home to more than one-half of the global low-literate