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PA Forward at Penn State University Park

Information about PA Forward Events and Literacy Topics at Penn State University Park

What is Civic and Social Literacy?

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"We envision a Pennsylvania where citizens have the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives, to participate and contribute effectively to their communities, and to connect with one another through discourse."

Civic and social literacy skills allow you to be an informed member of society who is committed to exercising civic responsibilities. People who have civic and social literacy skills know their rights, understand history, participate in volunteer activities, and stay up-to-date on local, state, national, and world news. 

Increasing Civic and Social Literacy

The Penn State University Libraries and your local public library provide access to news resources and other information sources that help you exercise your civic and social literacy skills.