Posts tagged "literacy"

Barber Shop Video Review: Getting a GED at age 40

Her nephew needed help with his homework, but Nicole Hicks says she couldn’t understand it herself. She isn’t alone. Nearly one third of the adults in the Chicago region struggle with low-literacy. That means while they can read, they can’t read well enough to do a lot of every day activities–filling out a job application,... Read more »

Barbershop preview: The importance of literacy and adult education

Just how important is an education? Pretty important, Nicole Hicks will likely tell you. She displays a copy of her G.E.D. certificate on a dresser in her room to remind her that with determination and tenacity, she can accomplish just about anything. Hicks, 40, recently earned her G.E.D. after dropping out of high school decades... Read more »