National Adult Literacy Congress

30 years ago, the first national adult learner convention took place in Congress Hall, Philadelphia to address important literacy issues in the United States. Student representatives of adult literacy programs from 51 states voiced these issues and their recommended solutions. It was a first event of its kind in gathering student from around the country to address problems and discuss adult literacy.

Two years later, a second National Adult Literacy Congress was held in Washington, DC to go over into those issues more extensively.