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5 Head Start Programs Receive Funding from NCFL to Enhance Parent Engagement

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Today, NCFL and National Head Start Association (NHSA) unveiled Head Start programs that have been selected to implement NCFL Family Learning, a novel two-generation and community-centered education model in five U.S. communities. The following organizations will each receive a $160,000 grant from NCFL, made possible by funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: East Side House, Inc.,… Read more »

NCFL, Urban Libraries Council issue brief on 2-gen programming in libraries

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Libraries have emerged as powerful 21st-century education leaders to help fulfill educational and learning needs—for learners of all ages. And with more than 16,000 spanning the U.S., there is no better resource for families learning together than the public library. Their status as safe, trusted, inclusive community hubs helps parents feel welcome. As important, libraries… Read more »

Application for $20,000 Family Teacher of the Year Award Now Open

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NCFL has issued a call for nominations to find this year’s Toyota Family Teacher of the Year, an outstanding two-generation educator dedicated to improving literacy educational outcomes among youth and adults. This is the 20th year for the Toyota-funded, NCFL-led award. The educator selected as Toyota Family Teacher of the Year will receive a $20,000 grant… Read more »

Santa Barbara Public Library System (SBPLS) awarded Innovation Grant from the National Literacy Directory

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Santa Barbara Public Library System  was recently selected to receive a National Literacy Directory Innovation Grant Award for its successful and innovative approach to two-generation programming. To find out more about the Directory’s bi-monthly grant opportunities, subscribe to NCFL’s monthly e-newsletter. Literacy and education programs listed in the Directory are eligible. To join the Directory,… Read more »

Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) awarded Innovation Grant from the National Literacy Directory

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Nashville International Center for Empowerment was recently selected to receive a National Literacy Directory Innovation Grant Award for its successful and innovative approach to supporting its students’ learning needs. To find out more about the Directory’s bi-monthly grant opportunities, subscribe to NCFL’s monthly e-newsletter. Literacy and education programs listed in the Directory are eligible. To… Read more »

Literacy Works (Chicago) awarded Innovation Grant from the National Literacy Directory

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Literacy Works (Chicago) Literacy Works was recently selected to receive a National Literacy Directory Innovation Grant Award for its successful and innovative approach to supporting programs struggling to provide services after budget cuts. To find out more about the Directory’s bi-monthly grant opportunities, subscribe to NCFL’s monthly e-newsletter. Literacy and education programs listed in the… Read more »

NCFL heads to Texas, for #COABE16

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We’re leaving for Dallas, Texas, this weekend to join the 2,000+ adult education professionals attending the Commission on Adult Basic Education’s national conference. After NCFL President and Founder Sharon Darling helps kick-off #COABE16 with Neil Bush at the opening general session, we’ll be hosting five professional development sessions and panels on a few of the… Read more »

Toyota expands national family learning program to Huntsville, Ala.

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Village of Promise (VoP) in Huntsville, Ala., is the 15th community to become part of the Toyota Family Learning program and receive a 3-year, $175,000 grant. Huntsville Toyota Family Learning supports VoP’s mission of eradicating generational poverty in Huntsville, Ala., neighborhoods by providing a pipeline of cradle-to-career services for an area where 60.9 percent of the… Read more »

Toyota Family Learning to enhance Broward County Public Schools’ family literacy programs

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Toyota Family Learning is headed to the Sunshine State. The three-year, $175,000 Toyota-funded and NCFL-led grant has been awarded to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Broward County is the 14th community to become part of Toyota Family Learning. One other organization will be unveiled this year. In total, Toyota has committed… Read more »

Toyota Family Learning expands to two Louisville (Ky.) sites

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We’re excited to announce that Toyota Family Learning has been introduced in the Bluegrass State: The Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) were awarded a $175,000, three-year grant to launch the NCFL-led and Toyota-funded family learning program. Louisville is the 13th community to become part of Toyota Family Learning. (Watch video… Read more »