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Nov 3, 2008 I
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Guest post: Grammy-nominated gospel singer Beverly Crawford shares her triumph over illiteracy

Beverly Crawford, famed Gospel singer, joins NCFL as a family literacy ambassador. Read Beverly's post to learn why she is personally committed to NCFL and the family literacy cause. The struggle ...  Read more »

Oct 31, 2008 I
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Special edition of LVR: National Family Literacy Day

Though we are a day early, Happy National Family Literacy Day! Below you will find some ways that NCFL is celebrating, but we would love to hear how you and your family or program are taking part. ...  Read more »

Oct 29, 2008 I
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Guest post - Strategy talk: Comprehension for the start

Today we are pleased to feature a guest post from Angela Maiers! She has a 20-year career in education and is currently working as an independent consultant for literacy and literacy education. Make ...  Read more »

Oct 27, 2008 I
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Tech teams compete in 6th annual LTAB

Are you as lost as we are? Well, tech teams that hailed from all around Louisville weren't. They all excelled at this year's Louisville Technology Acronym Bee (LTAB), a fundraising event presented ...  Read more »

Oct 24, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - October 24

Literacy for families: Program lets parents, children learn together From the St. Cloud Times, enjoy this story from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, about families who found success together through family ...  Read more »

Oct 23, 2008 I
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Sharon from the LITCAM

Last week I represented the United States at the Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign Conference (LITCAM) in Frankfurt, Germany. Though the name of the conference is quite a mouthful, I had such a ...  Read more »

Oct 22, 2008 I
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Search GoodSearch.com to support NCFL

Want an easy way to support family literacy and NCFL? Do all your internet searches on GoodSearch.com! NCFL receives a penny every time you do a search. Just visit www.goodsearch.com, enter ...  Read more »

Oct 20, 2008 I
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Guest post: Carol Gabler on health literacy

We know that there are many facets to family literacy, and one of those is health literacy. But what exactly is health literacy? It's the ability to understand information about your health so you ...  Read more »

Sep 10, 2008 I
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Deborah Hasson goes to Washington

Greetings from our nation's capital! On Monday, I had the privilege of participating as a panelist in one of two Education Summits convened at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 2008 ...  Read more »

Sep 5, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - September 5

Model Literacy Program From the Contra Costa Times, Pittsburg has embarked on a new literacy program based on this idea: "To encourage reading and improved literacy among children and adults in ...  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