20 Years of Supporting Family Literacyclose
Sharon Darling, the founder of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) had a simple but powerful idea: If parents can read, they can teach their child to read. More than twenty years ago we joined with Sharon and NCFL to help realize this vision. Since 1991, Toyota has committed more than $36 million to the work of NCFL. An impressive 91% of parent participants say their child’s grades have improved with NCFL assistance.
In 2003, the Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) was established in partnership with the NCFL to increase basic language and literacy skills among Hispanic and other immigrant families. In addition to helping families become more proficient in English, the program encourages parents to take a more active role in their children’s education. To date, Toyota has funded 256 family literacy sites in 50 cities and 30 states, impacting the lives of more than one million families.