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»

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 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

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, they invested in the organization’s 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 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®.

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 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.

Learn more about PNC Grow Up Great

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.

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.

Learn more about the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University