Programs & Projects

Programs & Projects

LINCS continues to support and expand many of the programs, projects, and services initiated by the National Institute for Literacy. LINCS is a national dissemination, resource gathering, and professional development system, providing information on a wide variety of literacy-relevant topics, issues and resources.

  • America's Literacy Directory: The America’s Literacy Directory, also known as ALD, connects those in need of services and information about literacy programs via an easy to use, extensive database.
  • Learning to Achieve: Launched in summer 2009, Learning to Achieve is a training program designed to help adult education and vocational training practitioners, social workers, and other human service providers improve their knowledge of learning disabilities (LD) in adults.
  • Webcasts: New and archived free webcasts are available on a number of literacy topics including reading instruction and research, transitions to post-secondary education, health literacy, libraries and literacy, and results of the NAAL. Archived webcasts provide audio, video and a written transcription of the live event.
  • Health Literacy Materials: This resource for teachers provides free, research-based health literacy materials designed to help Beginning and Intermediate ABE and ESL learners improve their basic skills, while enhancing their health-related knowledge, skills and behaviors. The easily navigable Beginning and Intermediate Level websites allow instructors to download selected materials for classroom use. The materials include online instruction guides and pre-/post Health Literacy Assessments.
  • Summits: National summits on health literacy in 2008 and community literacy in 2007, fostered collaborative partnerships and supported emerging literacy challenges. Materials and publications from these summits continue to be useful to the literacy field.
  • Literacy News & Information: The four databases which power News and Information provide continually updated and searchable information on 1) news articles about literacy, 2) a calendar of local, state, national and international activities related to adult and family literacy, 3) a variety of funding opportunities, and 4) jobs in the field of literacy.