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National Family Service Learning Week: Sept. 12-16

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This week, Members of Congress, led by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate, and Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) in the House of Representatives, declared the week beginning on September 12, 2016, as “National Family Service Learning Week.” Family Service Learning is the National Center… 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 »

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 »

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 »

With addition of Plano, Texas, Toyota Family Learning expands to 11 communities

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We’re excited to announce that Plano Family Literacy School (PFLS), part of the Plano (TX) Independent School District, is the most recent organization to become part of Toyota Family Learning [watch video here]. With the addition of PFLS, Toyota Family Learning grantees now serve families in 22 schools, libraries, and community-based organizations in 11 communities. Four… Read more »

Toyota Family Learning Results 2015

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NCFL has been busy building a stronger America one family at a time through Toyota Family Learning, our latest family literacy model . We’ve now awarded ten $175,000 three-year grants to three schools districts, two library systems, and five community-based organizations spanning the U.S. The next round of grantees will be announced in early 2016)…. Read more »

MSU Denver celebrates Toyota Family Learning graduates

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The first 60 participants in Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver)’s Toyota Family Learning program celebrated their joint accomplishments in the classroom, home and community during a ceremony on December 8 at St. Cajetan’s on the MSU campus. “The Toyota Family Learning program showed me how to spend quality time with my children,” said graduate… Read more »