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Sep 5, 2018 I
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Can’t make the full 2018 Families Learning Conference? Come for a day!

Our days at the 2018 Families Learning Conference are packed full of great sessions and always the opportunity to connect with other professionals. Consider joining us Monday, Tuesday, or ...  Read more »

Jun 7, 2018 I
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Don’t miss out on early bird pricing for the 2018 Families Learning Conference

Before you head out the door for summer vacation, remember to register for the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held September 24-26 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Register by July 1 and you’ll save $100 ...  Read more »

Mar 8, 2018 I
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NCFL celebrates National Reading Month (and you can too!)

March is National Reading Month and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites you to join us in building awareness of the importance of families reading and learning together! The ...  Read more »

Feb 7, 2018 I
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NCFL joins the Digital Learning Day celebration

Practitioners, are you ready? Have you put your event on the map? Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) is Thursday, February 22, 2018! #DLDay creator, Alliance for Excellent Education, has published the ...  Read more »

Sep 11, 2017 I
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Shop Half Price Books on Sept. 12 and NCFL benefits

On Literacy Benefit Day (Tuesday, September 12), Half Price Books will donate 5% of their in-store sales to their partner literacy organizations across the country, including the National Center for ...  Read more »

May 18, 2017 I
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NCFL tips our hats to GED® grads!

Here at the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), our primary focus is to empower parents and children living in poverty to improve their lives through education and become strong ...  Read more »

Apr 9, 2016 I
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NCFL heads to Texas, for #COABE16

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 ...  Read more »

Mar 4, 2016 I
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Help NCFL advance in charity competition

NCFL is competing in the 2016 Louisville Brackets for Good tournament to raise money for families in Louisville and across the country and we have a chance to advance to win a $10,000 donation if ...  Read more »

Jan 19, 2016 I
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Are you a family literacy provider?

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State is interested in learning about your efforts to provide and sustain family literacy programming and working on a paper that ...  Read more »

Oct 2, 2015 I
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NCFL Literacy NOW gets a new look

Our weekly newsletter curating the best and most important learning and literacy headlines is getting a new look. Join hundreds of education and literacy professionals and advocates and sign up ...  Read more »

NCFL Partners

Toyota Family Learning Program

Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $35 million, Toyota has also contributed a wealth of in-kind support — including advertising, planning and management expertise — to form one of the most progressive corporate/nonprofit partnerships in the nation.

Three major programs have been developed through the Toyota partnership based on the family literacy model of parents and children learning together. These models have influenced federal and state legislation, leveraged local dollars to support family literacy and led to successful programs being replicated across the country.

Read More about Toyota and NCFL

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation began partnering with NCFL in 2006. A signature effort of this partnership is the National Literacy Directory, a resource that launched in 2010 and strives to reach the 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 who do not have a high school diploma by guiding them to better-paying, more stable jobs.

The National Literacy Directory contains over 10,000 educational agencies located across the United States and has a dedicated toll-free number to help support those wanting to pursue educational opportunities in their communities.

Dollar General also provides support for development of NCFL’s innovative family learning resources centered on financial literacy and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®.

Go to Dollar General Literacy Foundation's website

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC Grow Up Great believes deeply in the power of high-quality early childhood education and provides innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community organizations to enhance children's learning and development.

PNC Grow Up Great has partnered with NCFL since 1994 to advance early literacy and learning resources for vulnerable families. Current efforts supported by PNC include a collaborative initiative in two at-risk Detroit communities that engages families to support vocabulary development for children under age 5.

NCFL's work is also featured on the PNC Grow Up Great Lesson Center website. The Lesson Center includes over 100 free, high-quality preschool lesson plans and research-based instructional techniques and strategies. All lesson plans contain Home/School Connections printouts, in English and Spanish, to help families extend and reinforce the learning at home.

PNC Grow Up Great

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

NCFL has partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since January 2016. The Foundation is currently supporting a dynamic two-generation family engagement initiative that expands NCFL's Family Learning model into select Head Start programs nationwide. NCFL's model presents an innovative way to support Head Start programs in meeting outcomes aligned with the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.

Visit the Foundation website

Better World Books

Better World Books selected NCFL as its domestic literacy partner in 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to support NCFL’s work and donated more than $15 million to support literacy and education efforts worldwide. Better World Books is a triple-bottom-line online bookstore, working equally for people, planet and profit. Each book purchased powers literacy across the world.

Better World Books’ support of NCFL has provided books and workshops to families after Hurricane Katrina, donated large book donations to literacy programs and families nationwide and fueled innovative family literacy and learning programs and resources in libraries, schools and community-based organizations. In addition to their work for literacy and education, Better World Books diverts books from landfills and offers carbon-balanced shipping.

Better World Books

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2013, NCFL began a partnership with the Gates Foundation to ensure that our network of students, teachers, and families thrive among recent shifts in standards-based education. NCFL will leverage the unique strengths of our award-winning Wonderopolis® platform to build upon the growing teacher network that uses the resource for core daily instruction and as a basis for professional growth.

Foundation Website

Goodling Institute

NCFL has partnered with the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University since 2001, working collaboratively to further research, professional development, and policy efforts for family literacy and intergenerational learning.

The work of this partnership includes, but is not limited to, a strong research strand at NCFL's national annual convening, the Families Learning Summit; advocacy for family literacy and learning to further support for and inclusion of family-focused education in new and ongoing legislation; and dissemination of the latest research, resources, information, and professional development opportunities for literacy and learning practitioners and advocates, including the Certificate in Family Literacy provided by the Goodling Institute.

Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University