Organizations that Promote Literacy

LINCS – the Literacy Information and Communication System

LINCS Regional Resource Centers
     These comprehensive sites are a service of the National Institute for Literacy. They are updated daily and contain a wealth of useful information on all aspects of literacy. Midwest LINCS operates out of the Ohio Literacy Resource Center. Northwest LINCS offers an extensive collection of Lesson Plans
The International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL)at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education jointly sponsor this innovative site. You can earch their extensive collection by region, topic, or perspective.

The International Reading Association
The International Reading Association is dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit. Our members include classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, and parents. With members and affiliates in 99 countries, our network extends to more than 350,000 people worldwide.

National Adult Literacy Database / Base de Données en Alphabétisation des Adultes
The NALD provides a comprehensive and readily accessible database of adult literacy programs, resources, services and activities across Canada. Readers of all nationalities, and tutors of all ages will be impressed by their exhaustive collection of Educational Resources.

Western/Pacific Literacy Network is a leading Web-based resource for the literacy community

Preparing for the AMERICA READS Challenge
The Bank Street College of Education presents effective and user-friendly tips for volunteer tutors. Sample lessons are included.

National Center for Family Literacy
You’ll find a wealth of user-friendly tips in their pages for the Head Start Family Literacy Project.

The Literacy Project

Google’s own literacy project. Using their massive search power to bring people together, they sponsor literacy websites and link to many helpful organizations.