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Sep 8, 2023 |

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As the creator of an innovative family literacy program, Literacy Partners of New York (LP) was named as an inaugural grantee of the Sharon Darling Innovation Fund (SDIF) Family Learning System Challenge in July 2023. NCFL awarded $30,000 to LP to support a science-themed telenovela-style mini-series, created in partnership with Univision. While that new curriculum is in development, families are encouraged to take advantage of Literacy Partners’ current family literacy programming!

Literacy Partners and Univision invite Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers to its next La Fuerza de Familias Latinas virtual workshop, to be hosted on Thursday, September 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. in your local time zone. Their 60-minute workshop series celebrates Latino culture through storytelling with a different topic every month. September’s “Leyendo en casa” workshop is focused on STEM learning at home and participants will receive a free book upon joining the workshop on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Visit the La Fuerza de Familias Latinas website to learn more about the virtual series, subscribe to their newsletter so you don’t miss future events, and register for the STEM at Home workshop.

Becario de SDIF organizará taller para padres y cuidadores de habla hispana.

Como creador de un innovador programa de alfabetización familiar, Literacy Partners of New York (LP) fue nombrado como uno de los beneficiarios inaugurales del Fondo de Innovación Sharon Darling (SDIF) en el Desafío del Sistema de Aprendizaje Familiar en julio de 2023. NCFL otorgó $30,000 a LP para apoyar una miniserie con temática científica estilo telenovela, creada en colaboración con Univision. Mientras se desarrolla este nuevo plan de estudios, ¡se alienta a las familias a aprovechar la programación actual de alfabetización familiar de Literacy Partners!

Literacy Partners y Univision invitan a los padres y cuidadores de habla hispana a su próximo taller virtual de La Fuerza de Familias Latinas, que se llevará a cabo el jueves 28 de septiembre, de 5 a 6 p.m. en su zona horaria local. Su serie de talleres de 60 minutos celebra la cultura latina a través de la narración de historias con un tema diferente cada mes. El taller de septiembre, "Leyendo en casa", se centra en el aprendizaje STEM en el hogar y los participantes recibirán un libro gratuito al unirse al taller por orden de llegada.

Visita el sitio web de La Fuerza de Familias Latinas para obtener más información sobre la serie virtual, suscríbete a su boletín para no perderte eventos futuros y regístrate para el taller STEM en Casa.


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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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