The Politics of Family Learning: Perspective on DC

What happens in DC matters to the families we serve. This policy update will contextualize how the political agenda has a direct impact on the conversation and priorities at the federal level. This is important as we look to support family literacy, family engagement, and family leadership programs.

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Federal Resources for a Family Learning System

A variety of federal programs fund family literacy and family engagement. This session will focus on federal funding streams that support this work and will provide examples of how organizations can access and use these funds to support families and aid in program sustainability.

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Growing Readers. Growing Communities.

What is a book desert? It’s been a decade since Unite for Literacy created the Book Desert Map of the United States. Mike will share lessons learned about the geography of books and reading and what family literacy advocates and practitioners can do to transform the literacy landscape of their communities from book deserts to […]

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Partnering to Improve Family Engagement Processes

Deep partnerships at the state and local level have allowed the work of the Kentucky Statewide Family Engagement Center to thrive. Explore our state level processes, hear from local leaders and develop a list of actions to take with potential partners in your state or locality.

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Empowering Communities: The Impact of Partnership

Jefferson County Public Schools will share how they embarked upon a district level partnership with NCFL to create meaningful opportunities for all stakeholders to develop specific strategies that meet the unique needs of their community and engage families effectively.

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Collaborative Creating: How to Engage Stakeholders

The Nebraska Department of Education just published it’s School, Family, and Community Engagement Framework. Join us as we discuss the collaborative process of engaging all stakeholders. We’ll show the process we followed then brainstorm ways you can apply these principles to your next project.

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ALL IN: Increasing Adult Literacy Nationwide

The Adult Literacy and Learning Impact Network (ALL IN) is a collective impact initiative formed by national thought leaders in the adult learning field and beyond. In the age of information, the types of literacies needed to participate in society have increased dramatically. Moving forward, we need to think differently about how we define, support, […]

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Building Diverse Networks for ECE Systems Change

In this presentation, we will discuss key challenges that arise in the formation and maintenance of cross-organization and cross-sector equity-focused partnerships, with particular reference to a major early childhood initiative in which the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) is currently engaged. We will present participants with the opportunity to share their own challenges in doing this […]

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