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Jan 4, 2012 I
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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 »

Dec 22, 2011 I
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Past Libraries and Families Award winner Dallas Public Library releases new early literacy video

One of NCFL’s innovative library partners, the Dallas Public Library, recently released a great new video to help extend the reach of its Every Child Ready to Read @ Dallas program. Lily’s Book ...  Read more »

Dec 14, 2011 I
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NCFL board member Jason Falls featured in Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series

Verizon Thinkfinity is wrapping up its Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series with an expert voice who's very close to NCFL's heart. Jason Falls, NCFL board member and social media visionary, is the ...  Read more »

Dec 1, 2011 I
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Promote healthy habits with these health literacy Wonders of the Day

Health care is a hot topic these days, and many families are placing more emphasis on staying healthy. With the holidays fast approaching — and New Year's resolutions looming — what better ...  Read more »

Nov 23, 2011 I
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Spark family conversations with these five Wonders of the Day

The holiday season has rolled around again, beginning with tomorrow's Thanksgiving feasts and Black Friday ads and then continuing for six more weeks until 2012 makes its debut. While many people ...  Read more »

Nov 18, 2011 I
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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 ...  Read more »

Nov 15, 2011 I
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Apply for the 2012 Libraries and Families Award

Do you have a great library literacy program that serves families or an innovative plan to start one? NCFL invites libraries nationwide to apply for the 2012 Libraries and Families Award, made ...  Read more »

Nov 10, 2011 I
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Family literacy parents share ideas, concerns with the Department of Education

[caption id="attachment_3284" align="alignleft" width="409" caption="U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, parents and teachers from the Toyota Family Literacy Program, and NCFL staff at a town ...  Read more »

Nov 8, 2011 I
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Celebrate the art of storytelling and vote for your favorite

Last month, we told you about the Pennsylvania Wine Association's storytelling contest and its support of the National Center for Family Literacy. Many people chimed in to share their own stories ...  Read more »

Nov 2, 2011 I
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Results from the Nation’s Report Card

Our nation can’t rely on testing or any other single intervention as the silver bullet for our educational problems. Teachers, parents and policymakers must work together to build an ecosystem for ...  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