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National Center for Families Learning – #GivingTuesday

by · November 5, 2013

As a parent and education advocate, I believe the family is vital for a child’s educational success. That’s why I became involved with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

They see families as a critical part of every child’s education. Even better, they help families become hotspots for learning. From the classroom to the dinner table, NCFL’s programs help parents and children move from where they are to where they want to be. I love this approach because I know that while my kid’s schools play an important part, what we do at home to continue their learning is equally important.


Today Is The Day To Support Family Literacy

by · November 14, 2012

Today marks an online celebration of National Family Literacy Month and as part, those of us who are passionate about bringing about a more literate world through all generations (not just children) and walks of American life (not just English speakers or underprivileged) are excited about a first! The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), an organization on whose Board of Directors I am proud to serve, is having its first Social Media Fundraiser.

To help support multigenerational and functional literacy programs, education and support, we’d love for you to consider a monetary donation today — in any amount — to the NCFL. Now let me tell you why you should …


Why I Support Family Literacy

by · April 5, 2011

Monday night I attended the National Center for Family Literacy‘s annual conference banquet. It was quite the affair, hosted by Jenna Bush Hager and featuring talks by both Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, honorary chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation and Yohimi Inaba, presdient and COO of Toyota Motor North America. The banquet celebrated success stories in family literacy and the 20th anniversary of the organization, founded in Louisville by Sharon Darling in 1991.


Tackling America’s Literacy Problem From A Better Direction

by · October 4, 2010

Our education system is broken. We’ve become a society that ships our kids off to school and leaves the education up to the teachers. While the teachers do as good a job as can be expected, they aren’t the one-stop solution to educating our children. We need more than schools and teachers. We need to all be participants in education for our communities and our country to succeed.

In early 2008, I began working with the National Center for Family Literacy when they became a client of my former agency, Doe-Anderson. We helped formulate their early social media efforts and spearheaded a handful of digital strategies to help the organization move forward. (They’re still a client of Doe-Anderson, who continues to do excellent work.)