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Celebrate #GEDGradDay on June 15

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NCFL views education as a family affair. We see every parent as an asset; every family as a resource; the community as the hub of all possibilities. By working together, we can help families open doors and create their own learning networks. Today, we’re participating in #GEDGradDay with our friends and partners at GED Testing… Read more »

Camp Wonderopolis now open for learning!

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NCFL, with support from Better World Books, has launched the latest edition of Camp Wonderopolis, the official summer program of Wonderopolis designed to provide families, classrooms, and community programs a free online learning platform. Camp Wonderopolis provides 42 interactive learning modules. Questions like “How Much Blood Is in Your Body?” and “Why Do Bananas Bruise?”… Read more »

fINdings Women’s Project to create 1000 totes for Summit attendees

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A guest post by Annette Ciketic,  Executive Director and founder of fINdings Art Center, Inc. “IMAGINE 1,000 people will be carrying our totes at the 25th anniversary of NCFL’s Families Learning Summit. Now imagine our totes will go home to every state in the United States!” This is how the conversation began during a regular Wednesday… Read more »

A Q&A with William A. Mehojah, Jr.

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William Mehojah, Jr. (Bill) is a member of the Kaw Nation in Oklahoma and is past Director of the Office of Indian Education Programs. He worked as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the Office of Indian Education Programs, now the Bureau of Indian Education, for thirty-six years. During this time he helped develop the… Read more »

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 »