The countdown is on! Only three weeks remain until the start of the 2022 Families Learning Conference. Our hybrid event kicks off with two days of virtual learning and networking, Tuesday, Oct. 25th and Wednesday, Oct. 26th, followed by in-person professional development Nov. 4th in Nashville and Dec. 2nd in Phoenix. On the fence about attending virtually? Here’s why you won’t want to miss tuning in for #NCFL22! Plus, read to the end to learn how you can save 20% on virtual registration!
Enjoy a robust virtual event platform powered by Cvent, the virtual event pros! Returning attendees will notice many enhancements have been made to the user experience, including the ability to add sessions to your calendar, presentation times that are responsive to your time zone, and many ways to make meaningful connections with your fellow conference-goers.
Speaking of meaningful connections, attendees will find upgraded networking opportunities! See who’s attending and send messages easily through the platform. Prefer camera on, off mute? Our platform also includes video discussion rooms that each limit attendance to six individuals, making it easier to have real conversations.
Just as important is the learning content! Build your schedule with curated presentations by leaders in our field as well as practitioners working directly with families and students. Presentations will be held using Zoom meeting software, allowing for increased attendee-presenter interaction and engagement.
We can’t forget to mention that virtual attendees get 90 days of on-demand access to all presentations and content in the virtual platform! Get the most bang for your buck and continue building your knowledge and skills when it’s convenient for you.
Want more reasons to attend? Check out our recent post, Four reasons your peers are attending #NCFL22. And, if you’re still reading this, you deserve a prize! Enjoy 20% off a two-day virtual registration pass when you enter discount code LASTCHANCE during checkout.
Register today—this sale ends Oct. 5th!
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
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.Foundation Website