ProLiteracy’sNational Book Fund (NBF) makes grants for educational materials to literacy and basic education programs to help teach students to read. In 1995, using only donated funds, NBF began providing local literacy programs throughout the United States with New Readers Press books and other educational materials. To date, ProLiteracy’s book materials have reached over 21,700 individuals. As a result of this initiative, more than 85,000 tutors and literacy volunteers have received the resources they need to provide direct literacy instruction to adults, youth, and children.
Deadline: Next cycle for grant applications will open on March 1, 2018; check website for details
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Read in Color is bringing diverse books to Little Free Library book-sharing boxes around the world. The program has four key components: Read in Color pledge; Little Free Library installations; Free diverse books; and Recommended reading lists.
Living Nations, Living Words, the signature project of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, conveys through poetry that Native people and poets have vital and unequivocal roots in this country. The project features 47 contemporary Native poets reading and discussing their original poems.