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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 »

Jun 12, 2008 I
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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 »

Jun 11, 2008 I
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Great trainings offered this August

Kick Off Your New School Year with Professional Development from NCFL! Foundations in Family Literacy August 5 - 6 Learn about the four components of family literacy services — Children's ...  Read more »

Jun 9, 2008 I
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FACE Parent Essay Winner #3

Tanya Huskay Beclabito FACE Program During her daughter's first week of school, Kayla was accepted in a nursing program, a dream of hers. Her essay focuses on the struggle between creating a ...  Read more »

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Literacy Voices Roundup - June 6

Westlake High typo a good 'educaiton' A typo on diplomas... oops! From The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Is America Dumb? Oklahoma is one of three states with pre-K offered to all families. And the ...  Read more »

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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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