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America's Literacy Directory (ALD)
America's Literacy Directory, a service of the National Institute for Literacy, is a national directory of literacy service providers available via the Internet and the National Institute for Literacy's toll-free number. The ALD connects employers, learners, volunteers, social service providers, and others to current information about literacy programs in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
Partnership between the Center for Applied Linguistics, Abt Associates, American Institute for Research (AIR), and World Education/National Center for Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) to assist states where there is a population learning English as a Second Language. The site contains resources such as a practitioner's toolkit as well as various facts about ESL learners.

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis. Information on specific topics such as Adult ESL Literacy, Immigrant Education, and Public Policy can all be found on the site.

Community Technology Centers Network
CTCNet is a U.S.-based network of more than 1000 organizations united in their commitment to improve the educational, economic, cultural, and political life of their communities through technology. CTCNet provides resources and advocacy to improve the quality and sustainability of community technology centers and programs at the local, national, and international level.

Correctional Education Association (CEA)
CEA is a non profit, professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings. The page has statistics, research, resources for professional development and employment, a discussion group, standards, and accreditation information.

Equipped for the Future (EFF)
A national standards-based educational improvement initiative for adult basic education and English language learning. The site is home to a collection of supporting products to guide adult learning, instruction, and assessment, and has resources for adult learners, teachers of adults, and anyone interested in the quality and results of adult literacy programs.

Gateway to Educational Materials
GEM is a Consortium effort to provide educators with organized and easy access to educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non profit, and commercial internet sites which are sponsored by the Department of Education. The site has specific resources geared to Adult Education Students, ESL students, and educational professionals.

Literacy & Learning Disabilities
This site is a collection of information on learning disabilities issues important to adults with learning disabilities and their families, adult education teachers and tutors, staff, and employers. This site includes research, online discussion groups, facts and statistics, policy and legislation, and organizations and associations, all related to adult learning disabilities.

Literacy USA
Literacy USA is the national alliance of literacy coalitions representing over 4,400 literacy providers and 2,700,000 learners. The site provides facts about what coalitions are, as well as examples of what they do. It lists resources such as statistics, speakers, and funding opportunities all within the realm of literacy. The site aids in the user's process in finding a local literacy coalition.

National Adult Education Professional Development Association (NAEPDC)
The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium provides professional development, policy analysis, and dissemination of information important to state staff in adult education. The site includes resources useful to state staff, policy and legislation, professional development materials, and information for new state directors.

National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) mission is "to help parents and children achieve their greatest potential through quality literacy programs." NCFL's services include professional development for practitioners who work in children's education, adult education, English as a Second Language, and related literacy fields; model program development; policy and advocacy support to sustain and expand literacy services for families; and the Family Literacy Alliance, a membership program.

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning & Literacy (NCSALL)
The center is a federally funded research and development center focused solely on adult learning. The NCSALL's efforts are dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma.

National Center on Adult Literacy
The Center engages in research, innovation, and training in youth and adult education in the following areas: research and development; technology and distance learning; staff development and training; curriculum and instruction; improved linkages between research, policy, and practice; and dissemination of the latest findings in applied research and development.

Office for Literacy & Outreach Services
This organization promotes literacy and equity of information access initiatives for traditionally underserved populations, including new and non readers, people geographically isolated, people with disabilities, rural and urban poor people, and people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language, and social class. This website has easy access to up-to-date resources, materials, and information related to literacy in libraries, and literacy in communities, both real and virtual.

ProLiteracy Worldwide
This is a nonprofit international literacy organization that is sponsoring educational programs that help adults and their families acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives. The website provides a database of volunteer opportunities with its member programs in the U.S., as well as information on regional trainings.

Voice for Adult Literacy United for Education
VALUE's mission is to strengthen adult literacy efforts in the United States through learner involvement and leadership. The web page offers support and leadership training for adult learners through a Resource Center, Leadership Institute, and Leadership Training.