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Kick Off Your New School Year with Professional Development from NCFL!

Foundations in Family Literacy
August 5 - 6
Learn about the four components of family literacy services — Children's Education, Adult Education, Parent Time, and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time — and the research that supports intergenerational literacy development. Perfect for those new to the field of family literacy, but also rewarding for experienced practitioners who want to "renew and review" their knowledge of family literacy.

All Your Parents = AYP
August 5
Explore evidence-based strategies for parent involvement that help parents support children's overall academic goals and help schools meet the No Child Left Behind goals of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

Literacy Everywhere, All of the Time: An Introduction to National Early Literacy Panel Findings
August 5
Learn what the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) has to say about interventions and practices that build foundational early literacy skills and lead to successful reading outcomes.

Preschool Parent Workshops to Go
August 6
It's 3 PM,and you have a parent workshop scheduled for 7, and there's been no time to plan? Come to Preschool Parent Workshops to Go! You will leave this interactive session with plans for five preschool parent workshops based on the findings of the NELP.

Elementary Parent Workshops to Go
August 6
Looking for ways to shift parent involvement to true parent engagement that improves student achievement? Come to Elementary Parent Workshops to Go and leave with lesson plans and handouts for five fun, literacy-focused parent workshops, appropriate for parents of children in grades K to 5.

*All trainings include materials, continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments.

Learn how NCFL can bring these trainings to your area! E-mail or call (502) 584-1133 x149.


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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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