Educational Institutions

Virginia Literacy Foundation

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.virginialiteracy.org

Mission Statement

Promote literacy among Virginia residents by supporting public literacy programs, enhancing private sector literacy initiatives and encouraging statewide literacy awareness.

Main Programs

  1. Excellence in Children's Early Language and Literacy (ExCELL)
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Northern Virginia

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer since 1987

Self-reported

Dr. Mark E. Emblidge

Keywords

Self-reported

ExCELL, Early Literacy, Early Childhood, Reading, Family Literacy, Adult Literacy

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EIN

54-1444068

 Number

0379751991

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Accomplishments from past year -VLF's ExCELL program received additional funding to expand and enhance its work within the city of Richmond, including the addition of a cohort of kindergarten and special education teachers/classrooms and the implementation of a more rigorous external evaluation plan. -The ExCELL program received funding from the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia Beach Grow Smart Initiative to complete a pilot program in South Hampton Roads. -The ExCELL program model and recent outcomes were presented at the 20th Annual National Center for Family Literacy Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. -The Virginia Literacy Foundation received a $250,000 grant from Verizon for its Verizon Improves Programs (VIP) project. This project is a four-year, state-wide initiative that will allow 15 community-based literacy organizations (CBLOs) to utilize technology, including Thinkfinity—the Verizon online educational program—to deliver powerful literacy tools to those in need. In December 2011, the first cohort of 10 programs attended the initial meeting. -Developed program standards for all CBLOs in Virginia. Goals for current year -VLF/ExCELL plans to apply for federal funding this year in order to implement the ExCELL program at a larger scale and conduct more rigorous research and evaluation related to key program components and outcomes. -VLF/ExCELL hopes to further develop its partnerships with key state-level agencies and establish itself as a provider of state-wide professional training and technical assistance and as an organization that contributes directly to public policy. -VLF's VIP goal is to help participating CBLOs, most of which are situated in rural, underserved communities of Virginia, to acquire technological proficiency in program administration and outreach, and incorporating technology in teaching literacy skills to adult students. -To implement program standards for all CBLOs in Virginia.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Excellence in Children's Early Language and Literacy (ExCELL)

The ExCELL program brings together families, early childhood educators, community resources, and early literacy specialists with the goal of ensuring that children receive the learning opportunities (at home, at preschool, and in the community) necessary to develop critical early language and literacy skills known to predict later reading success.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Other Named Groups

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Northern Virginia

Funding Needs

The most pressing needs the VLF currently faces as it strives to achieve its vision and mission involve the following: (1) funding for program expansion and replication given the high demand and need for its programs and services, (2) need to increase capacity to provide training and related services to more programs/organizations across the state, (3) limited availability and cost of technology-related enhancements required to effectively implement distance learning/training programs, (4) limited number of local professionals with strong expertise in our field, and (5) funding that would allow us to hire full-time versus part-time staff.

Affiliations + Memberships

Partnership for Families - Northside

Promise Neighborhoods

Smart Beginnings-Early Child Development Coalition

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Partnership Agency

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VIRGINIA LITERACY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Virginia Literacy Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Mark E. Emblidge

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Jeannie P. Baliles

Community Volunteer

Term: Feb 1987 - June 2017

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