The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations defines Advocacy as: “Identifying, embracing, and promoting a cause; any attempt to shape public opinion, and promote the interests of your community.”
At LVGS, we encourage our volunteers, staff, students and community partners to advocate on behalf of our program and adult literacy students in our community. Advocacy includes:
- Letting concerned citizens know about the issue of adult literacy in our community
- Raising awareness about LVGS
- Helping adult literacy students to access instruction
- Speaking out through the local media
- Communicating with local, state, and federal elected officials
To learn more about federal public policy issues affecting adult education and literacy, and to find help with your advocacy work, click here.
The National Coalition for Literacy hosts a blog where adult literacy advocates across the nation share information and ideas about public policy issues. To participate in the blog, click here.
Click here to take action on the National Coalition for Literacy’s policy alerts!