Family literacy succeeds because it builds on the motivation parents have for their own children’s success.
Literacy is the change agent that inspires families and communities to raise the achievement bar. Family is the conduit for longlasting, meaningful change. Working together with families, communities and dedicated partners, NCFL’s services bring about change to ensure that parents and children achieve their goals for success.
NCFL pioneered the approach that puts family at the forefront of educational reform. Since its inception in 1989, NCFL has provided the leadership to solve our national literacy problem.
Through groundbreaking initiatives, NCFL fuels life improvement for the nation’s most disadvantaged children and parents. More than 1 million families throughout the country have made positive educational and economic gains as a result of NCFL’s work, which includes training more than 150,000 teachers and thousands of volunteers.
Family literacy is proven to break down other barriers to success—poverty, unemployment, poor health and inadequate housing. When parents struggle with literacy and life skills, their children have fewer chances for success. Family literacy reverses that cycle by teaching the families of today in order to impact the generations of tomorrow.
Led by founder and president Sharon Darling, NCFL champions a cause that promises a brighter future for all families.