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Jun 27, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - June 27

Turning on Technology Ferryway School in Malden, Massachusetts, incorporates science, math, design and technology for an interactive unit. They chose to embrace a project-learning strategy to ...  Read more »

Jun 26, 2008 I
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From Sharon: "Reach Higher, America" report released today

This morning, The National Commission on Adult Literacy released the Reach Higher, America report on the crisis and solutions for adult education and workforce preparation. I serve as one of the ...  Read more »

Jun 24, 2008 I
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FACE Parent Essay Winner #5

Visaria C. Apachito To'Hajiilee FACE Program ... At times, I would think that some of the stuff I was teaching Alyce was too advanced for her age. Little did I know, she was grasping on to the ...  Read more »

Jun 23, 2008 I
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It's your turn!

It's been three months since we launched Literacy Now. We have highlighted NCFL programs and people, featured guest posts by Gary Knell and David Murphy, and kept you up-to-date on the happenings ...  Read more »

Jun 20, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - June 20

Ex-congressman pushes early literacy The Honorable Bill Goodling serves on NCFL's Board of Advisors. He has long been an advocate of NCFL and the importance of family literacy. This week he ...  Read more »

Jun 19, 2008 I
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LCCC receives 3,000 books!

Yesterday, a few of us from NCFL gathered at Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) for a special event... a donation of 3,000 books! The books were a donation from the Half Pint Library, a book ...  Read more »

Jun 17, 2008 I
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FACE Parent Essay Winner #4

Cassandra One Horn Little Wound ... In his first year [in FACE], William learned a lot, like colors, different shapes and the alphabet. Our biggest goal was to help him get over being shy. My ...  Read more »

Jun 16, 2008 I
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San Antonio TFLP

Hola, espero que todos estén aprovechando el Literacy Now Blog de NCFL. Quisiera compartir con ustedes una linda experiencia que tuve recientemente en San Antonio... continúo en inglés... * I ...  Read more »

Jun 13, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - June 13

Scholastic Report: Kids Still Read for Fun — Teens, Less So From, this scholastic study reports that reading for pleasure begins to decline at age 8. Lupita Ayon ...  Read more »

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Guest post: David Murphy from Better World Books

In honor of Father's Day, here's a post from David Murphy, who is president and CEO of Better World Books and a prominent supporter of NCFL's work. Father's Day is Sunday, and each year around this ...  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.

Better World Books

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