Congressional Hispanic Caucus update from Dr. Deborah Hasson

As the new director of the Hispanic Family Learning Institute (HFLI) and co-director of Toyota programs, I help bring the excitement and results of family literacy programs at the local level and share them with groups that have a way to help grow family literacy across the country.

On Monday, NCFL Policy Director Tony Peyton and I went to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Members and Leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  We discussed the results of our Hispanic Family Learning Summit with them and updated them on the Toyota Family Literacy Program, which has served 60 schools in 20 cities across the country since 2003. It was quite a thrill to be in our nation’s capital and have the opportunity to share the work we do and to help members of Congress and their representatives understand the importance and benefits of family literacy programs for all learners.

Other exciting ideas were discussed, including co-sponsorship of the FLUEnT Act (H.R. 1794) and No Child Left Behind reauthorization, as well as family literacy efforts in the 110th Congress. I look forward sharing stories from and about our wonderful programs as I begin to make more site visits across the country.

Espero que todos que lean este blog puedan compartir sus experiencias con educaciĆ³n familiar y que se inspiren con los mensajes que les mandamos de vez en tanto. Hasta pronto.

— Dr. Deborah Hasson