Open Door Collective “Can-Do” Guides
Date posted: March 4, 2019
The Open Door Collective is a group of professionals that advocates for literacy as part of an American poverty reduction strategy. Its purpose is “to help adult basic skills advocates make common cause with advocates for other issues (health, employment, incarceration, libraries, etc.) in order to build an integrated approach to ending poverty.”
The ODC Labor and Workforce Development group has recently released a series of “Can-Do” Guides for employers, unions and workforce trainers, corrections and universities. Each guide explains why adult basic skills are important for the people the stakeholder is working with and how the stakeholder can work with adult basic education providers to strengthen and expand literacy services in their community.
- “What Forward-Thinking Employers Can Do to Strengthen the Basic Skills of Our Workforce” (December 10, 2018 Edition)
- “What Labor Educators Can Do to Strengthen the Basic Skills of Our Workforce” (December 10, 2018 Edition)
- “What Re-Entry Services Can Do to Strengthen the Basic Sills of Former Inmates” (December 10, 2018 Edition)
- “What Universities Can Do to Strengthen U.S. Adult Basic Skills Efforts” (January 10, 2019 Edition)
- Coming very soon: A Can-Do guide on how environmental organizations can work with adult educators and adult learners to “green” U.S. adult basic skills effort
You are encouraged to adapt the information and guides for use in your own community.
This group has also created An Archive of Work-Related Basic Skills Resources, an annotated mix of work-related adult basic education resources.