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Home page of the Literacy Institute

The Literacy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) advances the quality and accessibility of literacy instruction and support services across the lifespan through professional learning, research and development, evaluation, and public policy.

  Home page of the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center

The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center’s mission is to equip the field of adult education and literacy with essential skills and resources by delivering innovative and effective training, publications, curriculum design, and program development.

  Home page of ExCELL Excellence in Children's Early Language and Literacy

Established in 2008, ExCELL provides training and education throughout the state of Virginia to promote high-quality early childhood experiences. Currently, the ExCELL program provides training and support to over 100 classrooms, 200 teachers/educators and over 2,200 families and children.

  Home page of School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

The VCU School of Education aspires to be the leader in urban education and in preparing teachers and professionals to be successful and impactful in urban and high-needs schools, communities and families. We will be bold in our beliefs, noble in our desires and intent, and aspirational in what we can achieve.



Home page of Community in Schools Richmond

For 14.5 million children in America living in poverty, challenges outside the classroom, like the lack of adequate food, clothing, shelter, and health care, can stand in the way of success inside the classroom. At Communities In Schools (CIS), we work in schools to remove those barriers by building one-on-one relationships and providing integrated student supports to at-risk students, that empower them to stay in school and succeed in life.

  Home page of PluggedInVA (Virginia)

PluggedInVA (PIVA) is a career pathways program that provides motivated adult learners with a contextualized General Educational Development (GED®) curriculum integrated with industry-specific technical training as a means to develop essential workplace skills for entry-level jobs in targeted industries.

  Home page of National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) understands that families today can learn together anytime, anywhere. Learning is no longer confined within classroom walls. In fact, in order to adequately prepare families for the 21st century workforce, learning must occur everywhere. NCFL values the unrecognized potential of disenfranchised and vulnerable families, particularly those who may be nonnative speakers of English, and strives to empower these families through education, community service, and mentoring.

  Home page of Richmond Public Schools Family and Community Engagement

The mission of Richmond Public Schools, the gateway to infinite possibilities, is to lead our students to extraordinary, honorable lives as inspirational global leaders who shape the future with intellect, integrity and compassion through challenging, engaging learning experiences guided by highly qualified, passionate educators in partnership with families and communities. Our Office of Community and Parent Involvement plan and implement school system parent engagement and community efforts that promote and support improved student learning and academic achievement.

  Home page of Virginia Department of Education Office of Adult Education and Literacy

The Virginia Department of Education’s (VA DOE) mission is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. Therefore, the mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement. Link to OAEL (Office of Adult Education and Literacy).

  Home page of Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

The mission of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation is to advance society through the performing arts, conservation of the world’s oceans, and alleviation of poverty. The foundation was created in 2011 to honor Paul M. Angell, and strives to embody the legacy of his compassion, ingenuity and industriousness.

Home page of the Wish You Well Foundatiobn

The Wish You Well Foundation supports adult and family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.