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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 »

NCFL launches Wonder Ground™ to support millions using Wonderopolis.org

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Today we announced the launch of the Wonder Ground, an online network that supports educators who use Wonderopolis® to engage students of all ages in inquiry-based learning. The Wonder Ground (http://wg.wonderopolis.org) will serve as a comprehensive how-to guide for integrating Wonderopolis into the classroom and beyond. The new website features ready-to-use lesson plans and classroom resources,… Read more »

Toyota Family Learning returns to Las Vegas

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We’re proud to announce The Public Education Foundation has been awarded a $175,000, three-year grant for Toyota Family Learning from NCFL and funded by Toyota.  The Foundation is the 12th organization to become part of the Toyota Family Learning program. (Watch video of the announcement here.) Three other organizations will be unveiled this year. In… Read more »