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Literacy Advance student named Literacy Texas Adult Learner of the Year

Paulina Sais, Literacy Advance ESL student and volunteer, has been selected as the Literacy Texas Adult Learner of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes Paulina's dedication to her own learning, as well as her commitment to "give back" to the agency in the form of volunteering.

paulina celebrates with literacy advance staff

Paulina celebrates her win with Literacy Advance staff and interns

As one of our most dedicated Family Literacy presenters, Paulina has both shared her love of literacy with others, and assisted Literacy Advance, over the last two years at schools all over Houston.

Nominations for the Adult Learner of the Year award are submitted from organizations across the state of Texas, and Literacy Advance was delighted to hear the news of Paulina's success. The selection committee looked at factors such as evidence of sharing learning with other learners, evidence of “giving back” to provider, and goals achieved.

This last factor was particularly worth celebrating for Paulina, as she heard news of her successful selection on the same day she found out that she had gotten a job in her main area of expertise, education. She will start her new teaching position in the fall.

Literacy Advance congratulates Paulina, and thanks Literacy Texas for this great award!

About Literacy Texas

literacy texasLiteracy Texas is the statewide literacy coalition for Texas, connecting and equipping literacy programs through resources, training, networking and advocacy. They provide leadership to help community-based organizations that provide literacy services, literacy coalitions and adult education programs throughout the state build capacity and improve literacy levels in Texas.

Their vision is that every literacy organization in Texas will have the resources it needs to help as many people as possible learn basic literacy skills in order to participate fully in society.

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