Welcome!

Welcome!

The National Coalition for Literacy is an alliance of the leading national and regional organizations dedicated to advancing adult education, family literacy, and English language acquisition in the United States. Through collaborative efforts with other advocacy organizations and individuals, we ensure that leaders and legislators at the national level make informed decisions about policies, regulations, and funding for adult education and family literacy.

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Mission and Vision

The NCL’s mission is to advance adult education, family literacy, and English language acquisition in the United States by increasing public awareness of the need to increase programs and funding; by promoting effective public policy; and by serving as an authoritative resource on national adult education issues.

We envision a nation in which all adults are able to fulfill their potential and meet their goals through accessing high quality adult education and literacy services provided by an integrated and well-developed system.

Impact

The NCL affects legislation and public policy by:

The NCL promotes partnerships and raises awareness of adult literacy by:

  • Conducting advocacy campaigns to galvanize support for adult education and family literacy, such as National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week and Investing in Adult Education PAYS!
  • Leading workshops and panel presentations at national and regional conferences
  • Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to inform advocates and promote public policies that support adult education and literacy