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Jun 2, 2008 I
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FACE Parent Essay Winner #2

Colleen Sisneros Santa Clara FACE Program As for me, I am still learning every day about myself and my sons. I am in the adult education program. I am currently enrolled at Northern New Mexico ...  Read more »

May 30, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - May 30

School in Session in China Tent City From the rubble and destruction caused by the earthquake in China comes this story from of hope and education. Better World Books videos We found ...  Read more »

May 27, 2008 I
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FACE Parent Essay Winner #1

The Family and Child Education (FACE) program was created in 1990 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (now the Bureau of Indian Education). FACE provides culturally responsive education, resources and ...  Read more »

May 23, 2008 I
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Spelling test help, deaf adult ed teacher and Barbara Bush

Here's a roundup of notable literacy stories from this week's news. We found this education resource on Larry Ferlazzo's blog. converts spelling words into ...  Read more »

May 22, 2008 I
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus update from Dr. Deborah Hasson

As the new director of the Hispanic Family Learning Institute (HFLI) and co-director of Toyota programs, I help bring the excitement and results of family literacy programs at the local level and ...  Read more »

May 21, 2008 I
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Recap: Power of Moms workshops

I just got back from Southern California from the Power of Moms workshops. They were sponsored by the McDonald's Owners and Operators of Southern California. Though NCFL has been working with ...  Read more »

May 21, 2008 I
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Gary Knell on C-SPAN radio

Turn up the radio! The C-SPAN radio show, "Outside the Beltway," will feature a segment on Gary Knell this Sunday around 10:50.* Gary is president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop and ...  Read more »

May 16, 2008 I
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New feature: Literacy Voices Roundup

Today is the premiere of a new feature segment on the NCFL Literacy Now blog. On Fridays, visit our blog to find links to interesting videos, articles, stories and more about literacy. It's called ...  Read more »

May 15, 2008 I
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Tell us your story: A thank you note

This Tell Us Your Story edition is perfect for the week following Mother's Day. Mrs RJ submitted this post. Thanks for sharing with us your earliest literacy memory! "My earliest literacy memories ...  Read more »

May 12, 2008 I
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Literacy tips from Sharon in honor of Mother's Day

Yesterday's Lexington Herald-Leader featured an editorial by NCFL President Sharon Darling in honor of Mother's Day. Here are a few activities she suggests to help moms give literacy a boost at ...  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