Apr 28, 2022

Voices from the Classroom 2022: A Survey of America’s Educators

Educators for Excellence. (2022). (rep.). Voices from the Classroom 2022: A Survey of America’s Educators. Read more»

Family Engagement/Learning

Jun 30, 2021

Embracing a New Normal: Toward a More Liberatory Approach to Family Engagement

Carnegie Corporation of New York. Read more»


Dec 1, 2020

School-Centered Housing Response Model (SCHORE)

UPD Consulting, the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, and Baltimore City Public Schools.

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Adult Education/Literacy

Oct 29, 2020

The Stability and Predictive Power of Financial Literacy: Evidence From Longitudinal Data

Angrisani, M., Burke, J., Lusardi, A., and Mottola, G. Read more»

Adult Education/Literacy

Sep 9, 2020

New Study Finds the U.S. Could Be Losing $2.2 Trillion Annually Due to Low Adult Literacy Rates

Sproull, L. (2020, September 17). Via Forbes – new study finds the U.S. could be losing $2.2 trillion annually due to low adult literacy rates. Barbara Bush Foundation. Read more»

Family Engagement/Learning

Sep 24, 2019

How Can Schools Support Parents’ Engagement in their Children’s Learning? Evidence from Research and Practice

Axford, N., Berry, V., Lloyd, J., Moore, D., Rogers, M., Hurst, A., Blockley, K., Durkin, H. and Minton, J. Read more»

English Language Learners

Jul 2, 2019

Southwest Counseling Solutions English Language Learners Program Final Report

Levesque, Jeri A., and Margaret Scordias. Read more»

Family Engagement/Learning

Apr 19, 2019

Improving Teacher Perceptions of Parent Involvement Patterns: Findings From a Group Randomized Trial

Herman, Keith C., and Wendy M. Reinke.

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English Language Learners

Apr 30, 2018

English Language Learners in Public Schools

National Center for Education Statistics. Read more»

American Indian Education

Mar 30, 2017

National Indian Education Study 2015: American Indian and Alaska Native Students at Grades 4 and 8

Ninneman, A.M., Deaton, J., & Francis-Begay, K. Read more»

Workforce Readiness

Oct 6, 2016

Key Findings About the American Workforce and the Changing Job Market

Brown, A. Read more»

English Language Learners

Jun 30, 2016

Promoting Success for Dual Language Learners: The Essential Role of Early Childhood Education Programs

Freedberg, L., Frey, S. & Tully, S. Read more»

English Language Learners

Jun 30, 2016

Older Adolescent and Young Adult English Learners: A Study of Demographics, Policies, and Programs

Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Older Adolescent and Young Adult English Learners. Read more»

Family Engagement/Learning

Nov 30, 2013

Toyota Family Literacy Program research project: Meta analysis of the studies of high performing family literacy programs

Jeri Levesque. Read more»

Adult Education/Literacy

Sep 30, 2013

Stepping Up to ROI in Adult Education: A Survey of State Activity

Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy. Read more»

Children's Language/Literacy

Dec 30, 2011

Children's Schooling and Parents' Investment in Children: Evidence from the Head Start Impact Study

Gelber, A.M., & Isen, A. Read more»

Family Engagement/Learning

Sep 1, 2009

Family Engagement, Diverse Families, and an Integrated Review of the Literature

Halgunseth, L. Read more»

Children's Language/Literacy

Jan 1, 2008

Developing Early Literacy

National Institute for Literacy. Read more»

Workforce Readiness

Oct 8, 2007

Adult Education and Postsecondary Success

Reder, S. Read more»

Children's Language/Literacy

Jan 1, 2006

The Effect of Family Literacy Interventions on Children’s Acquisition of Reading from Kindergarten to Grade 3

Senechal, M. Read more»

Adult Education/Literacy

Dec 30, 2003

National Assessment of Adult Literacy

National Center for Education Statistics. 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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