Literacy is the key to solving .
All the things I worry about in life would be better if more people could read, write, and comprehend.
We held our biennial National Summit on Adult Literacy, where we convened with adult literacy experts, education researchers, edtech innovators, philanthropy leaders, and industry partners. We were honored to have Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, join us to deliver inspiring keynote remarks.
In support of the many educators working to ensure that all learners are taught from an anti-racist/anti-bias perspective, the Barbara Bush Foundation has created and curated a collection of educational resources for classroom use.
We’re facing a literacy crisis
in the United States
Our country is in crisis. 130 million adults in the United States struggle to read basic
sentences — which can make it difficult or impossible to navigate everyday life. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. (2015, February) Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States.
struggle with literacy.
struggle to fill out
a form. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. (2015, February) Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States.
aspect of life
For over 30 years, we’ve been changing lives through literacy. We know that when we empower adults with literacy skills, it benefits everyone. Our strategy to promote better outcomes for adult learners relies on fostering innovation, expanding access to services, increasing public awareness, and implementing evidence-based practices across communities.LEARN MORE
Donate to invest
in our country’s future
When we solve the literacy gap, we strengthen families, communities, and businesses across the United States. Help us solve today’s most pressing issues.Donate Now
A legacy of literacy
Mrs. Bush knew that literacy is key to improving lives. As the nation’s leading advocate for literacy, we’re continuing her mission.Learn More