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National Summit on Adult Literacy

Date: November 13, 2019

Location: The REACH at the Kennedy Center | Washington, D.C.

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary and seek to fulfill our founder’s vision, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is committed to cultivating and supporting an evidence base that produces innovative and novel approaches to solving our country’s literacy crisis. Toward that end, the Barbara Bush Foundation will host the inaugural National Summit on Adult Literacy, convening 200-300 adult and family literacy experts and industry partners, including:

  • Adult literacy practitioners
  • Researchers and scientists in the adult learning and/or literacy space
  • Education policy makers
  • EdTech practitioners and experts
  • Community-based organizations
  • Corporate, foundation, and philanthropic partners
  • Professional organizations
  • Leadership from related sectors and fields including civil liberties, corrections, finance, healthcare, social services, innovation and technology, and workforce development

Together, these experts will examine and promote best practices and findings in the field. The 2019 summit—the first in a series of biennial events—will center on learnings surrounding the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, as well as other strategies to expand and accelerate access to services for those most in need.


Presenting Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The REACH at the Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

More details to be announced soon! If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Kristan King Nevins at kristan@barbarabush.org.

Get in Touch

You may also contact us by phone at 850.562.5300 or by mail at:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301