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Literacy Voices Roundup - December 5

Teacher video can help parents boost literacy From The Augusta Chronicle: "Parents needing an example of good reading practices now have a hands-on tool that models real-life lessons. The Aiken ...  Read more »

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Last chance!

Tomorrow is the last day to submit nominations for the 2009 Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year Award! Visit our website to get your nomination in.  Read more »

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Guest post: 2008 Tech Savvy regional winner Kristine White

Only 11 days left until applications for the 2009 Tech Savvy awards are due! Here's a guest post from Kristine White, one of the four regional winners of last year's award. Visit our website to ...  Read more »

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NCFL receives grant from MetLife Foundation

NCFL is excited to announce a new opportunity to explore, enrich and create partnerships between family literacy efforts and community colleges. The goal of this new project, made possible by MetLife ...  Read more »

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Literacy Voices Roundup - November 28

How many calories in Thanksgiving dinner? I just couldn't post this before the Thanksgiving holiday. Take a look at this slide show, which shares the typical calorie count of Thanksgiving dinner. ...  Read more »

Nov 26, 2008 I
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for your contributions to family literacy. Whether you are an ESL instructor, a program coordinator, a philanthropist or a parent, you help make the world a more literate place. And in ...  Read more »

Nov 25, 2008 I
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Reminder: Thinkfinity survey (and gift cards!)

Here's another opportunity from NCFL to get an extra boost on your early holiday shopping. Complete our short Thinkfinity Literacy Network survey and be entered in the drawing for one of three $100 ...  Read more »

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Shop 'til you drop AND support NCFL

Hitting the malls this weekend? Make sure to swing by your local Barnes & Noble! Not only do books make great gifts, but NCFL receives a portion of the sales if you present our voucher at the time ...  Read more »

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Literacy Voices Roundup - November 21

New Program Teaches Preschoolers Reading Skills, Getting Along With Others From the Literacy and Reading News blog, a study funded by the National Institute of Health and other federal agencies ...  Read more »

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From Sharon: Congratulations, Springdale!

Today, NCFL is excited to announce that Springdale, Arkansas, has been awarded one of the 2008 Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) grant awards. Springdale faced very stiff competition! NCFL ...  Read more »

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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 $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

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.

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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