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Free Audio Skills Courses for a Million Adults

Cell-Ed has announced that is has partnered with the state of New York, the Barbara Bush Foundation, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to provide one million adult learners with free skills courses. The courses will be delivered via mobile device and will cover a variety of subjects including reading, math, and work readiness. Course delivery does not require internet access or digital literacy skills as learners will simply call in and listen to audio lessons.

One in five adults in the U.S. cannot read at a time when interpreting life-saving health announcements and applying for a job in the most competitive employment market in generations depends on it,” said Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami, CEO and founder of Cell-Ed. “I am profoundly grateful to our literacy-leading partners for enabling Cell-Ed to launch this Challenge to reach, teach, and support one million always-striving adult learners.”

“We are proud to collaborate with Cell-Ed to scale this innovative tool for the millions of adults in need,” said British A. Robinson, President and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation. “We hope this initiative will empower Americans to fully participate in our society as parents, workers and citizens—breaking the multigenerational cycle of low literacy.”

“By partnering with Cell-Ed to make the power of learning available to students through their mobile device, we hope to reduce barriers that might prevent learners from actively engaging in instruction and pursuing their educational goals,” said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “We are proud to join with these great partners in trying to reach one million learners.”

Individuals interested in accessing Cell-Ed’s free courses are encouraged to call (831) 292-4321 or visit (New York residents may call (646) 736-4886 or visit Organizations interested in offering the courses to their clients, employees, students, or partners can learn how at

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