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Feb 11, 2013 I
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Top five reasons you should apply for the Toyota Teacher of the Year award

Have you heard of the Toyota Teacher of the Year award? Each year this award gives an outstanding educator $20,000 to support an innovative family engagement project and significant national ...  Read more »

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James Patterson, EepyBird, and C.C. Chapman to Headline Special 2013 Conference Events

[caption id="attachment_6686" align="alignleft" width="139"] James Patterson©Deborah Feingold[/caption] Opening Session, April 28 James Patterson, author of the No. 1 best selling Alex Cross ...  Read more »

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There's still time to apply for the Toyota Teacher of the Year award

Do you know an educator making an impact on the lives of learners through family engagement? Maybe he’s the teacher working with English language learners at your community center. Or she’s the ...  Read more »

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North Carolina educator named national Toyota Teacher of the Year

Shari Brown, a Lenoir, N.C., educator,  received the national 2012 Toyota Teacher of the Year award Sunday at the National Conference on Family Literacy in San Diego. Brown is a family literacy ...  Read more »

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Largest family literacy conference begins Sunday

SAN DIEGO – (March 19, 2012) The 21st National Conference on Family Literacy will feature best-selling authors and national education leaders as it convenes March 25-27 in San Diego at the Sheraton ...  Read more »

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Only 5 Days Left for Early Bird Registration

February 17, 2012, is the last day to take advantage of the conference discounted registration fee. After February 17, registration fees will go from $445 to $510. Act quickly! Visit ...  Read more »

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Toyota Teacher of the Year award doubles to $20,000

Double the award funding and a more inclusive focus are two of the new features for the 2012 Toyota Teacher of the Year award that NCFL is announcing today. The winning teacher’s program will ...  Read more »

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Win $100 for presenting in the Literacy Showcase Poster Session at NCFL's 2012 conference

Have you applied to participate in the Literacy Showcase Poster Session at the 21st National Conference on Family Literacy? You won't want to miss this session! Part of the 2012 National Conference ...  Read more »

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Oct 10, 2011 I
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Submit a proposal for the Literacy Showcase Poster Session

Do you have a program practice that is working well for you? What initiatives would you like to share with others? How have you positively impacted the families you serve? Showcase your success at ...  Read more »

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Research strand added to sessions for 21st National Conference on Family Literacy

For the first time, a National Conference on Family Literacy Conference Proceedings will be published for accepted research strand presentations and accompanying papers. NCFL is currently accepting ...  Read more »

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Toyota

Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $50 million, Toyota has also contributed a wealth of in-kind support — including advertising, planning and management expertise — to form one of the most progressive corporate/nonprofit partnerships in the nation.

Three major programs have been developed through the Toyota partnership based on the family literacy model of parents and children learning together. These models have influenced federal and state legislation, leveraged local dollars to support family literacy and led to successful programs being replicated across the country.

Read more about Toyota's commitment to communities

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

NCFL received its very first donation in 1989 from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to promote and implement family literacy programming, first in Kentucky and North Carolina and later nationwide. The Kenan Family Literacy Model in part laid the groundwork for 30 years of subsequent family literacy and family learning programming developed by NCFL.

Kenan has continued to support NCFL’s place-based family literacy programs since our inception. Most recently, it has invested in our organization’s Sharon Darling Innovation Fund, which will launch emerging ideas and programmatic evolutions in the multigenerational learning space.

Learn more about the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation began partnering with NCFL in 2006. A signature effort of this partnership is the National Literacy Directory, a resource that launched in 2010 and strives to guide potential students and volunteers to literacy services, community education programs, and testing centers in their communities.

The National Literacy Directory contains over 10,000 educational agencies located across the United States and has a dedicated toll-free number to help support those wanting to pursue educational opportunities in their communities.

Dollar General also provides support for development of NCFL’s innovative family learning resources centered on financial literacy and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®.

Learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC Grow Up Great believes deeply in the power of high-quality early childhood education and provides innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community organizations to enhance children's learning and development.

PNC Grow Up Great has partnered with NCFL since 1994, most recently in Louisville, Kentucky, to support Say & Play with Words, our pre-Kindergarten vocabulary-building initiative.

NCFL's work is also featured on the PNC Grow Up Great Lesson Center website. The Lesson Center includes over 100 free, high-quality preschool lesson plans and research-based instructional techniques and strategies. All lesson plans contain Home/School Connections printouts, in English and Spanish, to help families extend and reinforce the learning at home.

Learn more about PNC Grow Up Great

U.S. Department of Education

Initiated through the U.S. Department of Education in 2018, the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program provides 12 grantees and 13 states with five-year, $5 million grants to promote and implement systemic evidenced-based family engagement strategies. NCFL was selected to lead SFECs in two states, Arizona and Nebraska, and is a primary partner for two other SFECs in Kentucky and Maryland/Pennsylvania. 

The SFECs work to support family engagement through state- and local-level agencies while providing both professional development to school districts and direct services to families related to children’s academic outcomes and overall well-being.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of Education

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NCFL was named a recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s "Voices for Economic Opportunity Grand Challenge," which seeks to elevate diverse voices in order to broaden the conversation about the issues inhibiting economic mobility and generate deeper awareness along with actionable understanding. NCFL will develop and launch a podcast series that will highlight the remarkable stories of low-income, diverse families across the U.S. who have improved their communities through Family Service Learning.

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