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Jun 7, 2018 |
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Before you head out the door for summer vacation, remember to register for the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held September 24-26 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Register by July 1 and you’ll save $100 off the regular registration feethat’s a savings of 20%!

When you attend the 2018 Families Learning Conference you'll find:

Dynamic content to fit your organization’s needs. All concurrent sessions are aligned to one of six educational strands: Adult Education; American Indian/Alaskan Native; Early Childhood Education; English Learners; Research and Policy; and Two-Generation Learning. Additionally, we’ll offer content in financial literacy, library programming, digital learning, trauma-informed care, equity, funding, and so much more.

Tools and resources to use right away in your work with families. We know our attendees want to return home ready to implement what they learned at Conference. Many presenters come with handouts or offer materials via download from our mobile app, so you’ll have these valuable resources right away. Plus, be sure to peruse the exhibit tables in the main breezeway between sessions to discover even more ways to engage families.

The chance to learn from your peers from around the country. We can’t overstate the value of networking at the Families Learning Conference. Here’s your chance to share what’s working in your organization and learn how others are finding success. Catch up during Monday’s PNC Grow Up Great Welcome Reception, Tuesday’s Banquet Celebration, and Wednesday’s Closing Brunch.

The time to refresh your mind and re-energize your spirit. Time away from the daily grind can be just what you need to do your best work. Hear inspiring, heartfelt stories from adult learners, and invigorating keynotes by Dr. Sharroky Hollie, Stanley Holder, Brad Meltzer, and Tom Vander Ark. Relieve stress when you breathe the salty ocean air and take in the beautiful panorama view of the Atlantic.

Join us this September to recommit yourself to helping families get out of poverty through education solutions!

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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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