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Toyota Teacher of the Year applications now available

Calling all family literacy teachers! It's that time of year again. This year marks the 13th annual Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year award. This year's winner will receive $7,500 for his ...  Read more »

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A special thanks to Republic Bank

NCFL would like to express our sincere thanks and excitement that Republic Bank has stepped up to the role of title sponsor of the 2008 Louisville Technology Acronym Bee (LTAB)! The LTAB is our ...  Read more »

Aug 29, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - August 29

International Children's Digital Library Its mission is "to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community — children who understand the value of tolerance ...  Read more »

Aug 26, 2008 I
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Read green & give back

During the last week of every month, Resplendence Publishing donates a percentage of sales to a nonprofit, and this month they have chosen NCFL!  And on top of that, you get 15 percent off any ...  Read more »

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What's new in your program this fall?

The school year is back in full swing. And here's your chance to share with other Literacy Now readers what's in store now that the classrooms are full. Post a comment about new technology you are ...  Read more »

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Literacy Voices Roundup - August 22

Word Connect Here's a Tetris-like game for vocabulary review. Players even get to choose their own category of words. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the link. Federal grant to boost after-school ...  Read more »

Aug 19, 2008 I
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Washington Post: Letter to the editor

The  article, Companies Take Lead in Assimilation Efforts: Programs Aid Immigrant Workers, ran in The Washington Post on August 9. NCFL knows the importance of educating immigrant families ...  Read more »

Aug 15, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - August 15

One more month of school From the Vail Daily in Colorado, Avon Elementary is extending its school year for students who are behind in reading. Tickle your back-to-school funny bone From The Today ...  Read more »

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Free parent involvement podcasts

Here's a great free resource from NCFL and the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC). We have developed a new podcast series, Parent Involvement: Keys to Success. The podcasts provide ...  Read more »

Aug 12, 2008 I
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A storybook achievement

We are so often bombarded with the news of low test scores, struggling readers and children falling behind in the classroom. I was delighted to read the refreshing article, "A storybook achievement," ...  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