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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 »

Sep 4, 2008 I
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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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Toyota

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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