National Center for Families Learning

Changing the Course: High School History Teacher Honored for Engaging Families in Children’s Education


When high school teacher Kristen Whitaker arrived at work March 11, she knew there was a school assembly. But it was really just a ruse, set up to surprise her as the 2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year.
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota recognized Whitaker for her efforts in engaging students’ families in their children’s education.

Family Learning Program Moves into Five New Communities Nationwide

Initiative Combines Intergenerational Learning with Technology, Community Volunteering and Family-to-Family Mentoring
Press Release

Louisville, Ky., November 14, 2014/ 3BL Media/ — Families in five communities across the nation will participate in an innovative intergenerational learning program as a result of $875,000 in grants awarded by Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Organizations in each of five cities received a three-year, $175,000 grant to launch a local Toyota Family Learning program in their community in the second year of the Toyota and NCFL model program.

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

Past grant recipients have ventured beyond the classroom and into the community, clocking thousands of hours of family learning and service
Press Release

Louisville, Ky., June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) announced that community programs across the nation can submit initial applications for the prestigious Toyota Family Learning grants, which recognize innovation in engaging families in learning. 

The three-year, $175,000 grants are a part of Toyota Family Learning’s pioneering movement to provide opportunities for c

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Tackles Education Challenges at Annual Summit

NCFL and Toyota Award National Leaders at Keynote Luncheon
Press Release

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing that families play such a crucial role in a child’s learning process, the annual Families Learning Summit and National Conference on Family Literacy, from NCFL, today convened national education leaders to consider the special challenges and opportunities that exist surrounding family learning.

The Summit features a keynote luncheon sponsored by Toyota, a longstanding partner of NCFL.

Call for Nominations: Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award

Winner Will Receive $20,000 to Support Best Practices in Family Engagement
Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky., December 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ –Know a teacher that deserves an “A+” for engaging parents, children and educators in the learning process? Nominate them for the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award and the chance to win $20,000 for their school or non-profit program.
The National Center for Families Learning, together with long-standing partner Toyota, today announces a call for the nation’s best teachers in engaging families in education.

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