Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy Through Professional Development
For the past 30 years, The Center for Literacy & Learning has worked on behalf of all children, regardless of their background or how they learn, to advance literacy and learning through evidence-based practices in the classroom, home, and community.
Help us mark this anniversary milestone by making a gift and a difference in a child’s life. Literacy and learning work to empower a child, making them feel more confident. It allows them to explore new places and experience broader horizons. Everyone is empowered by literacy and learning.
“Reading is the new civil right.”
– PHYLLIS HUNTER
2023 Plain Talk About Literacy & Learning®
March 8-10, 2023
Only 36% of US 4th graders are reading proficiently. Despite this, it is our belief that all children, regardless of background, can achieve school success when provided with highly effective teachers and supportive learning environments.
We believe that literacy and education are civil rights. We strive to achieve these rights in our communities through evidence based literacy, professional development, and interactive programs and courses for parents, teachers, and education professionals.
The Center is an education focused nonprofit focusing on literacy and learning. We tackle real-time issues such as ways to remediate struggling readers, differentiate instruction for diverse learners, and build and sustain collective capacity.
William Van Cleave Memorial Scholarship Fund
“Syntax lost its exclamation mark.”– Jan Wasowicz
While William Van Cleave presented on many topics, he always said that syntax was his superpower. His colleagues would tell you that he had many superpowers. As a way to honor them all, we have created the William Van Cleave Memorial Scholarship Fund that, through a selection process, will afford chosen educators the opportunity to attend Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning®.
Professional Learning Services — Customized For You
We offer a variety of services to meet your needs, including Early Childhood to Language and Literacy programs.