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NCFL wins Library of Congress award

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The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is proud to announce we’ve received the American Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards 2017. NCFL’s President & Founder, Sharon Darling, accepted the award on behalf of NCFL at the Library of Congress National Book Festival Gala in Washington, DC, on September 1. “It is an… Read more »

Powering families out of poverty through family literacy

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Two-generation family literacy has the power to lift families out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency. That’s the message the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) brought to federal legislators in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2017. NCFL was joined by Dr. Carol Clymer with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, Arlise Ford with Educational… Read more »

Charter schools could be new tool for families

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This post is co-authored by Sharon Darling, president and founder of the National Center for Families Learning and Christie McKay, executive director of Briya Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father in a small Mexican town, Alejandra wanted a better life. Her only hope, she thought, was to move to… Read more »

Free webinar explores educational gains made in Detroit

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The Collective Impact of Social Innovation on a Two-Generation Learning Program Wednesday, June 7 | 11:00am – 12:00noon EDT Register for the webinar How did a strategic partnership and a commitment to a common agenda lead to gains for EL students and their parents in Detroit? Join the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and… Read more »

African-American fathers a focal point of $1.5 million program expansion in Kentucky

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Deraldo Hall didn’t have much support growing up, but he’s working hard to make sure that’s not the case for his children. Hall, his wife, and young children are attending weekly NCFL Family Learning meetings at 2NOT1 in Louisville, Ky. Hall’s family signed up for the program so that Hall could learn to be a more… Read more »

Program Spotlight: Goals set the stage for Toyota Family Learning

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In this post by Patricia Lovett, Team Leader for Family Learning at the National Center for Families Learning, learn how goalsetting is an important step in helping families make educational and economic gains: On a recent visit to support Toyota Family Learning at San Mateo County Library, I was energized to see our conversations about goalsetting in… Read more »

NCFL expands footprint of its two-generation model to benefit Tupelo families

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On April 25, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota unveiled our newest partner in the charge to help lift families out of poverty and into educational success. Community leaders and families in Tupelo, along with staff from NCFL and Toyota, gathered to celebrate the announcement that the Family Resource Center of North… Read more »

Submit your nominee for the $20,000 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award

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Do you know an educator making great strides in family engagement? Nominate them for the 2017 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award! This prestigious award, made possible by Toyota, recognizes teachers who are positively impacting families by engaging them in school- and community-based educational programming. NCFL is accepting nominations now through Friday, June 9,… Read more »

Organizations work together to improve academic outcomes of Detroit children

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You can see the pride in Lourdes Valdivia’s eyes when she talks about her three sons, ages 3, 9, and 11. Each weekday morning, she and her sons walk through the doors of Harms Elementary in Southwest Detroit. Her oldest two children head for their classrooms, but it’s not the last they’ll see of their… Read more »

Free educator webinar hosted by NCFL

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Don’t miss the latest in the National Center for Families Learning’s Teacher to Teacher webinar series featuring Jean Ciborowski Fahey on April 7 at 11:00AM EDT. Sign up by clicking here. The Weymouth, Mass., community educator was named 2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year by NCFL and Toyota for her efforts to educate parents… Read more »