Literacy Funding through ResourceLine
Re$ourceLine is a funding research database that makes finding grants to support your organization’s literacy objectives easy and convenient. Access to the database is available to Literacy 2030 members upon request.
HOW TO GET ACCESS
Current Literacy 2030 members, email us to request a Re$ourceLine username and password.
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Literacy Facts & Stats
The Literacy Return on Investment – by Literacy Powerline
By infusing literacy goals into current non-literacy programs, the community can grow its capacity to serve learners at little additional cost. Not only does literacy pay huge dividends in quality of life, but the dollars and cents also add up:
- By increasing the high school graduation rates, each graduate will earn, on average, $267,000 more than a non-graduate over his or her lifespan.
- By reducing the number of people receiving welfare support, there is a lifetime savings of $127,000 in the cost of welfare support.
- By increasing vocational information and skills training, more people will embark on a career ladder rather than fall into a dead end, low-paying job.
- By increasing literacy levels, there will be a reduction in the $73 billion nationally spent each year for unnecessary health care expenses, which are attributable to poor literacy.
- By partnering on education, training and re-entry programs for inmates, crime rates will decrease, and fewer tax dollars will be needed for the criminal justice system.
- By developing effective pipelines, a culture of literacy will be built, and high expectations, high quality programs and high quality results will make a literate community.
- Through community wide planning, issue elevation and infusing literacy into funding and service goals, literacy becomes an integrated part of the community’s development strategy.
EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY
- Reading is Fundamental
- Helping your Preschool Child (PDF)
- A Child Becomes a Reader: Proven Ideas From Research For Parents (PDF)
- Literacy Begins at Home (PDF)
- South Carolina Center for Children’s Books & Literacy
- Reading, Literacy, and Your Child
ENGLISH LITERACY FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
- National Center for Family Literacy
- South Carolina Family Friendly Standards
- Day By Day Family Literacy Calendar
- Literacy Powerline
- National Coalition for Literacy
- ALA Office of Literacy and Outreach Services
- Reading and the Brain
LANGUAGE-BASED LEARNING DISABILITIES
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
- PRO Parents: Parent training and information for families of children with special needs