Arizona Adult Literacy Week

Adult Literacy Week aims to increase public awareness on the importance of adult education and family literacy.


Pima Community College’s Adult Education program is joining other adult education and literacy groups from across the state to celebrate Arizona Adult Literacy Week, an annual event celebrating adult literacy and lifelong learning in Arizona communities.

The activities are part of Governor Jan Brewer proclaiming Feb. 9-15 as Adult Literacy Week to increase public awareness on the importance of adult education and family literacy.

PCC will celebrate the week in numerous ways: 

  • On Feb. 11, from 2-3 p.m., PCC will host the 12th Annual National Adult Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony at El Pueblo Liberty Learning Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, Bldg. 7.  Ten students will be recognized for their outstanding work in adult education classes and civic engagement.
  • On Feb. 13, Adult Education students will receive several recognitions at the Arizona Adult Literacy Week Awards Ceremony at the Rio Salado College Conference Center in Phoenix. Awards include a Distinguished Merit Award for the submission of, “Hopes and Dreams for my Child,” a collection of stories and aspirations from the parents to their children, a submission of “Stepping Out, Moving Forward,” a collection of student reflections on school and career goals, and English learning student, Jing Sun, will be recognized for her story, “Hello, My name is Jing Sun.” 
  • Additionally, on Feb. 13, PCC Adult Education students will tour the state capital, visit with legislators and be introduced on the senate and house floors. 
  • And finally, on Feb. 15, PCC Adult Education Student Ambassadors present at the National Collegiate Leadership Conference at The University of Arizona.

Pima Community College plays a critical role in promoting adult literacy in our community.   For more than 40 years, PCC Adult Education has provided adult learners in Pima County with opportunities to increase basic skills, prepare to earn a High School Equivalency diploma, learn English and get ready for community college or vocational training.  More than 6,000 adult students were served last year in the adult education programs.

Learn more about Pima’s Adult Education programs and services on the PCC Adult Education website.

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