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Oct 1, 2015 I
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October is Health Literacy Month

NCFL is committed to providing intergenerational strategies for promoting community health and wellness. To help celebrate Health Literacy Month, we've pulled our favorite Healthy Family ...  Read more »

Jul 6, 2015 I
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Share your family stories

We are excited to share that we've partnered with Holiday Retirement for its Bedtime Stories campaign to re-ignite cross-generational storytelling. Digital media is now the predominant ...  Read more »

Jun 5, 2015 I
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NCFL wins REVERE Award for Renegade Buggies

We’re pleased to announce that Renegade Buggies was presented a Beyond the Classroom award at the REVERE Awards Gala held in Washington, D.C., on June 3. The REVERE (REcognizing Valuable ...  Read more »

Mar 23, 2015 I
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NCFL to present at Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

We're ready for a nice, long nap after Families Learning Summit’s jam-packed schedule of learning, eating, and networking... but when we wake, we’ll be putting the final touches on our ...  Read more »

Nov 19, 2014 I
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Louisville Trivia & Acronym Bee

Do you think you know the most about your beloved Derby City? Come find out at our Louisville-themed trivia and acronym competition this Thursday, November 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the Frazier History ...  Read more »

Oct 30, 2014 I
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We’re looking for next year’s Toyota Family Teacher of the Year!

The Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award celebrates teachers who are dedicated to including more than one generation in the educational process. An exemplary educator’s school or program will ...  Read more »

Oct 20, 2014 I

2014 National Family Literacy Day®

National Family Literacy Day is right around the corner! On November 1 (and throughout the month!), NCFL and families across the nation will be participating in fun and engaging conversations, ...  Read more »

Oct 15, 2014 I
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Educators: Opinions needed

The Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey is designed to better understand what kinds of supports are helping teachers to implement new state standards. Your feedback will help us better ...  Read more »

Sep 5, 2014 I
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Let's Go Krogering!

Do you have a Kroger shopping card and a few minutes? Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and choose NCFL as your preferred charity. Each time you shop for groceries, 4 percent of your ...  Read more »

Aug 8, 2014 I
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Make A Difference Day: Share Your Louisville Story

Fact: Sixty-five percent of fourth graders in Kentucky do not read proficiently. While there is no quick fix or one-size-fits-all approach to righting this startling statistic, it hasbeen proven ...  Read more »

NCFL Partners

Toyota Family Learning Program

Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $35 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

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 reach the 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 who do not have a high school diploma by guiding them to better-paying, more stable jobs.

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®.

Go to Dollar General Literacy Foundation's website

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 to advance early literacy and learning resources for vulnerable families. Current efforts supported by PNC include a collaborative initiative in two at-risk Detroit communities that engages families to support vocabulary development for children under age 5.

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.

PNC Grow Up Great

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

NCFL has partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since January 2016. The Foundation is currently supporting a dynamic two-generation family engagement initiative that expands NCFL's Family Learning model into select Head Start programs nationwide. NCFL's model presents an innovative way to support Head Start programs in meeting outcomes aligned with the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.

Visit the Foundation website

Better World Books

Better World Books selected NCFL as its domestic literacy partner in 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to support NCFL’s work and donated more than $15 million to support literacy and education efforts worldwide. Better World Books is a triple-bottom-line online bookstore, working equally for people, planet and profit. Each book purchased powers literacy across the world.

Better World Books’ support of NCFL has provided books and workshops to families after Hurricane Katrina, donated large book donations to literacy programs and families nationwide and fueled innovative family literacy and learning programs and resources in libraries, schools and community-based organizations. In addition to their work for literacy and education, Better World Books diverts books from landfills and offers carbon-balanced shipping.

Better World Books

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2013, NCFL began a partnership with the Gates Foundation to ensure that our network of students, teachers, and families thrive among recent shifts in standards-based education. NCFL will leverage the unique strengths of our award-winning Wonderopolis® platform to build upon the growing teacher network that uses the resource for core daily instruction and as a basis for professional growth.

Foundation Website

Goodling Institute

NCFL has partnered with the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University since 2001, working collaboratively to further research, professional development, and policy efforts for family literacy and intergenerational learning.

The work of this partnership includes, but is not limited to, a strong research strand at NCFL's national annual convening, the Families Learning Summit; advocacy for family literacy and learning to further support for and inclusion of family-focused education in new and ongoing legislation; and dissemination of the latest research, resources, information, and professional development opportunities for literacy and learning practitioners and advocates, including the Certificate in Family Literacy provided by the Goodling Institute.

Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University