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Jun 6, 2014 I
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Now accepting Request for Proposals for Toyota Family Learning grants

  'Tis the season of graduations, and we at NCFL have been celebrating the accomplishments of our inaugural Toyota Family Learning sites: Lincoln Public Schools, Toberman Neighborhood ...  Read more »

Aug 12, 2013 I
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Online course helps adult educators unpack classroom standards

The adoption of the Common Core State Standards in nearly every state has prompted the need for guidance in implementing standards in the classroom. The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) ...  Read more »

Jul 10, 2013 I

Online courses in family literacy offered fall 2013

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State University (PSU), a partner of NCFL, announces two post-baccalaureate online courses for the Family Literacy Certificate to be ...  Read more »

Jun 16, 2013 I
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Dads are a vital piece of the equation in children's education

As we reflect on and celebrate the impact fathers have in our lives, the National Center for Family Literacy encourages families to make new memories with Dad — ones that are centered on learning ...  Read more »

Mar 28, 2013 I
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NCFL presents at adult ed conference in New Orleans

Donna Elder, senior reading and training specialist at the National Center for Family Literacy, shares her experience at the 2013 COABE (Commission on Adult Basic Education) and LAPCAE (Louisiana ...  Read more »

Mar 18, 2013 I
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MetLife Survey Examines Education Issues

MetLife recently released the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership (2012). In its 29th year, the survey examines the views of teachers and principals on the ...  Read more »

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 »

Feb 8, 2013 I
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Winners of Litera-Seeds mini-grants announced

Excitement is in the air, as 20 organizations spanning 11 states receive $500 mini-grants this month to spur family engagement in their communities. Winning organizations will execute innovative ...  Read more »

Feb 7, 2013 I
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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 »

Feb 6, 2013 I
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NCFL celebrates Digital Learning Day

Feb. 6 is Digital Learning Day (DLD), and the National Center for Family Literacy is a core partner with the Alliance for Excellent Education in celebrating successful instructional technology ...  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