From Sharon: Congratulations, Springdale!

Today, NCFL is excited to announce that Springdale, Arkansas, has been awarded one of the 2008 Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) grant awards. Springdale faced very stiff competition! NCFL received proposals from 191 cities across the country for the TFLP award; Springdale was one of only five selected.

What makes this award so special is that the whole community of Springdale is involved with the implementation of the program. Elmdale, Jones and Lee Elementary Schools were chosen as the program sites, but the commitment to family literacy extends to community partners like the University of Arkansas, United Way and the Rotary Club.

We look forward to witnessing the positive changes created as a result of the Toyota Family Literacy Program. Families progress in dramatic ways when parents and children learn together. Picture parents helping their children with homework and getting so excited that they continue the passion for education while relaxing at home. Picture children getting excited about attending school and gaining joy out of lifelong learning.

NCFL is excited to expand the Toyota Family Literacy Program to Springdale, AR. Congratulations!

— Sharon Darling