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Apply for an Innovation Grant for your literacy program

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The National Literacy Directory is again rewarding innovative literacy and education programs that are finding solutions to persistent challenges. In anticipation of National Family Literacy Month in November, we are seeking program innovations involving whole families in learning. Eligible programs must have up-to-date member profiles listed in the National Literacy Directory. All current Directory members will need to… Read more »

National Literacy Directory grant offers scholarship to Families Learning Conference 2017

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The National Literacy Directory recently announced its latest Innovation Grant opportunity: a representative from two literacy/education programs will receive scholarships covering the registration cost and a $1,000 travel stipend to attend the Families Learning Conference 2017 in Tucson, Arizona, from October 9-11. The Families Learning Conference will explore innovative strategies in family literacy and learning, tools… Read more »

Nevada’s ESL in-home program is a “lifeline” to many

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The English as a Second Language In-Home Program of Northern Nevada, one of three Innovation Grant recipients, was rewarded by the National Literacy Directory for its creative efforts to meet students where they are. Ana. C. and her young son came to the United States from Central America in 2011, settling in Carson City, Nevada. Ana came with no… Read more »

Creating community ‘connections’

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Reading Connections, one of three Innovation Grant recipients, was recognized by the National Literacy Directory for its creative solution to a common literacy challenge: creating an authentic and applicable curriculum to meet the needs of both its community and students. Upon resettlement in 2016 from Ethiopia to Greensboro, North Carolina, Lome faced what all refugees experience upon… Read more »

“Putting education to work” in Wisconsin

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NCFL is always amazed at the stories and strategies of success that come pouring from the National Literacy Directory’s literacy and learning organizations each time it accepts Innovation Grant applications to recognize innovative solutions to persistent challenges. This week and next, we’ll share how this round of Innovation Grant recipients listened to the voices of their communities to… Read more »

Guest Post: Urban Peak at COABE

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Last month, the National Literacy Directory awarded two Innovation Grant scholarships to Directory program representatives to attend Coalition for Adult Basic Education’s (COABE) conference in April. COABE is an affiliate partner of the Directory. The Directory’s Innovation Grant series recognizes and rewards innovative literacy and education programs that are finding solutions to persistent challenges. In… Read more »

Innovation Grantees win trips to COABE 2017

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The National Literacy Directory recently awarded two Innovation Grant scholarships to Directory program representatives to attend Coalition for Adult Basic Education’s (COABE) conference this April 2-5, 2017, in Disney World. COABE is an affiliate partner of the Directory. The Directory’s Innovation Grant series recognizes and rewards innovative literacy and education programs that are finding solutions… Read more »

Seeds of Literacy | Innovation Grantee

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Seeds of Literacy, one of three Innovation Grant recipients, was rewarded by the National Literacy Directory for its creative solution to a common literacy challenge: recruiting students and volunteers. Learn more about how Seeds was able to increase its enrollment below, and click here and here for more examples of innovative literacy programming. Seeds of… Read more »

The Lehman Edible Garden | Innovation Grantee

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The Lehman College Adult Learning Center (ALC), one of three Innovation Grant recipients, was rewarded by the National Literacy Directory for its creative solution to a common literacy challenge: bringing together native and non-native English speakers to learn from one another. Learn more about ALC’s program below, and click here for more examples of innovative literacy… Read more »

A Father’s Business | Innovation Grantee

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NCFL is amazed time and again at the stories and strategies of success that come pouring from the National Literacy Directory’s more than 7,000 literacy and learning organizations each time it accepts Innovation Grant applications to recognize innovative solutions to persistent challenges. This week and next, we’ll be sharing how this round of Innovation Grant… Read more »