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Program Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Complete List of Winners and Honorees

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Organization Type of Recognition Year Service Area Population Served
826 National external link American Prize 2013 United States Students
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today, Oregon Children's Foundation) external link American Prize 2014 Oregon Children
United Through Reading external link American Prize 2015 United States Families
Parent-Child Home Program external link American Prize 2016 Multinational Children
National Center for Families Learning external link American Prize 2017 United States Families
East Side Community School external link American Prize 2018 New York City, NY Students
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (AAF) external link American Prize 2019 United States All ages
The Immigrant Learning Center external link American Prize 2020 Boston, MA Immigrants & Refugees
Parents as Teachers National Center external link American Prize 2021 Multinational Children & Families
Make Way for Books external link American Prize 2022 Arizona Children
Reach Out and Read external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2013 United States Children & Parents
Room to Read external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2014 Multinational Children
First Book external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2015 United States and Canada Children
WETA Reading Rockets external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2016 United States Parents & Educators
Children's Literacy Initiative external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2017 United States Teachers
Reading is Fundamental external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2018 United States All ages
ProLiteracy Worldwide external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2019 Multinational Adults
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2021 Multinational Children
Street Child external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2022 Africa and Asia All ages, Families, Teachers
Planet Read external link International Prize 2013 Multinational Children
Mother Child Education Foundation (ACEV) external link International Prize 2014 Turkey All ages
Coram Beanstalk external link International Prize 2015 England Children
Libraries Without Borders external link International Prize 2016 Multinational Children & Adults
Pratham Books external link International Prize 2017 India Children & Youth
Instituto Pedagógico para Problemas del Lenguaje external link International Prize 2018 Mexico City, Mexico Children & Teachers
ConTextos external link International Prize 2019 El Salvador Children & Youth
International Rescue Committee, Pakistan Reading Project external link International Prize 2020 Multinational Immigrants & Refugees
The Luminos Fund external link International Prize 2021 Multinational Children, Families, Teachers
Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) external link International Prize 2022 Kampala, Uganda All ages
National Center for Families Learning external link Special Response Award 2020 United States Families
Pratham Books external link Special Response Award 2020 India Children & Youth
Room to Read external link Special Response Award 2020 Multinational Children
Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA) external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Families
Banco del Libro external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Venezuela All ages
Better Beginnings external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 United States Children
Dia (Association of Library Services to Children) external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Chicago, IL Children
Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 China Children
First Book external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 United States Children
Friends in Village Development Bangladesh external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 India All ages
FunDza Literacy Trust external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 South Africa All ages
Libros Para Pueblos external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Mexico City, Mexico All ages
Literacy Volunteers of America (Ruth Johnson Colvin) external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 New York Adults
Motherread/Fatherread Colorado external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Colorado Families
National Center for Families Learning (Sharong Darling, President & Founder) external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 United States Families
National Year of Reading 2012 external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Australia All ages
Osu Children's Literacy Fund external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Ghana Children
Premier League Reading Stars external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 England Children
Queens Borough Public Library's Literacy Zone Welcome Centers external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 New York City, NY Families
Read Aloud 15 Minutes external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 United States Families
Reader to Reader external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Massachusetts Youth
Reading is Fundamental external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 United States All ages
Room to Read external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Multinational Children
We Love Reading (Rana Dajani) external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 Jordan Children
WETA Reading Rockets external link Best Practice Honoree 2013 United States Parents & Educators
California Library Literacy Services external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 California Adults
Coram Beanstalk external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 England Children
Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Trust external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 New Delhi, India All ages
Literacy Assistance Center external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 New York City, NY Adults
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 Hartford, CT Adults
Lost Boys Rebuilding South Sudan external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 Bahr-El-Ghazal, South Sudan Women & Girls
ParentChild+ external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 United States Children
Power Poetry external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 United States Youth
Pratham Books external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 India Children & Youth
ProLiteracy Worldwide external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 Multinational Adults
Rural Education and Development (READ) Nepal external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 Nepal All ages
Reading and Writing Foundation external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 Multinational Literacy Providers
Reading Partners external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 United States Students
Dollywood Imagination Library external link Best Practice Honoree 2014 Multinational Children
Alif Laila Book Bus Society external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Pakistan Children & Teens
Book Aid International external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa Adults & Children
Escuela Santo Niño Jesús, Fe y Alegría external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Dominican Republic Children
Family Reading Partnership external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Tompkins County, NY Children
Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Washington D.C. Youth
Kazakhstan Reading Association external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Kazakhstan Educators
Literacy Alberni Society external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Port Alberni, Canada Vancouver Island residents
Literacy Council Montgomery County external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Rockville, MD Adults
Little Free Library external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Multinational All ages
Men with a Message Braille Program external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Delaware All ages
National Resource Center for Non-Formal Education Nepal external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Nepal Children & Adults
Picsterbooks (Permanently Closed) external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 South Africa Students
Stiftung Lesen external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Germany Children & Teens
Worldreader external link Best Practice Honoree 2015 Africa and Asia All ages
Afghanistan Center at Kabul University external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Afghanistan All ages & Refugees
Cell-Ed external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 United States Adults
Chicago Literacy Alliance external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Chicago, IL Literacy Organizations
Collaborative Summer Library Program external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 United States Children & Adults
Ethiopia Reads external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Ethiopia Children & Adults
GIZ-PCP (German Development Corporation - Police Cooperation Project) external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Afghanistan Adults
Library for All external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Cambodia and Mongolia Children
National Center on Adult Literacy-International Literacy Institute, University of Pennsylvania external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Multinational All ages
National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults (NCLANA-New Zealand) external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 New Zealand Educators & Researchers
NYC Department of Homeless Services external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 New York City, NY Families
Rumie Initiative external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Multinational Children
Sipar Books external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Cambodia Children & Adults
Student & Parents in Cooperative Education external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 Waldo County, ME Children & Families
Zé Peão School Program external link Best Practice Honoree 2016 João Pessoa, Brazil All ages
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Afghanistan Girls, Women & Families
Center for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Vietnam All ages
Center for Teaching and Learning external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Maine Students
CODE external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Africa, Caribbeans, and Canada All ages
CommonLit, Inc. external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 United States Youth
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 United States Children, Families, Educators
Reading Partners external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 United States Students
Reading Works (Permanently Closed) external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Bernalillo County, NM Adults
Sealaska Heritage Institute external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Alaska All ages
ServeMinnesota ReadingCorps external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Minnesota Children
Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program (State Library of Western Australia) external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Australia Children & Parents
Story Share external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 United States Teens & Young Adults
Tales & Travel Memories external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Elgin, IL Adults & Seniors
The Asia Foundation external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Multinational Children & Adults
Yayasan Sulinama external link Best Practice Honoree 2017 Indonesia Children
America SCORES external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 United States Students
Fundación a Mano Manaba external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Ecuador All ages
Learning Ally external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 United States All ages
Mango Tree Literacy Lab external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Uganda Children, Families, Teachers
Minnesota Literacy Council external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Minnesota All ages
Philadelphia Office for Adult Education external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Philadelphia, PA Adults
Project Read external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Utah County, UT Adults
ProLiteracy Worldwide external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Multinational Adults
Reach Education, Inc. external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Washington D.C. Students
Resources for the Blind external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Philippines All ages
Sesame Workshop India Trust external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 India Children
Transformemos Foundation for Social Development external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Colombia Youth & Adults
Umuhuza external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Rwanda Children & Families
Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 United States Children
World Possible external link Best Practice Honoree 2018 Multinational Youth & Adults
Bring Me a Book external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 San Francisco, CA, Franklin, Florida, St. Louis, MO, Hong Kong Children & Families
Friends of Matenwa external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 United States and Haiti Students & Adults
Hartford Public Library external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Hartford, CT Immigrants & Refugees
Literacy for Incarcerated Teens external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 New York Youth
LitWorld International, Inc. external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Multinational Children & Youth
Meridian Library Distract external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Meridian, ID Immigrants
Nal'ibali Trust external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 South Africa Children
One World Education external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Washington D.C. Students & Adults
Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Afghanistan Girls & Women
Ready for Reading external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Rwanda All ages
Riecken Community Libraries external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Guatemala and Honduras All ages
The Conscious Connect external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Greater Miami Valley, Southwest Ohio Students & Families
The Jane Stern Dorado Community Library external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Puerto Rico Students & Communities
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Washington, D.C. Students & Teachers
Western Massachusetts Writing Project external link Best Practice Honoree 2019 Massachusetts Students, Teachers, Families
Adelante Mujeres external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Washington County, OR Immigrants, English Language Learners, Families
Book Dash external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 South Africa Children & Families
Book Harvest external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 North Carolina Children & Families
Briya Public Charter School external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Washington, DC Children & Adults
Child Aid external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Guatemala Children
Cooperate for Education (CoEd) external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Guatemala Children
Get Lit - Words Ignite external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 California Youth
Island Readers & Writers external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Maine All ages, Families, Teachers, Schools
Keren Grinspoon Insrael external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Israel Children
Literacy for Life external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Williamsburg, VA Adults & English Language Learners
Mighty Writers external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Philadelphia and West Grove, PA, Camden, NJ Youth
The Literacy Center external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Attleboro, MA Adults
The Reading League, Inc. external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 United States, Canada, Australia Educators
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Dominican Republic Students
Writers in the Schools external link Best Practice Honoree 2020 Texas Youth & Adults
Associates in Research and Education for Development (ARED) external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 Africa All ages
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 United States Children, Youth, Families
Books for Kids Foundation external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 United States Children & Youth
Friends of Tonga external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 Kindgom of Tonga All ages & Teachers
FunDza Literacy Trust external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 South Africa All ages, Families, Teachers
Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 Haiti Children
Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 Multinational All ages
Literacy Connects external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 Arizona All ages & Families
Literacy Minnesota external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 United States All ages
Raising a Reader external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 United States All ages, families, teachers
Seeds of Literacy external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 United States Adults
The Citizens Foundation external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 Pakistan All ages & Teachers
The Learning Source external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 Denver, CO All ages
VALUEUSA external link Successful Practices Honoree 2021 United States All ages
Concern Worldwide Niger external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Niger All ages & Teachers
DIBS for Kids external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 United States Children
Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Dominican Republic Children, Youth, Families, Teachers
Impact Network International external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Zambia All Ages & Teachers
International Literacy and Development external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Multinational All ages, Families, Refugees
Kids Read Now external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 United States All ages & Teachers
Literacy Achieves external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Dallas, TX All ages & Families
Literacy Action, Inc. (Permanently Closed)external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Atlanta, GA Youth, Adults, Seniors
Literacy Network external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Dane County, WI Adults & Seniors
ReadWorks, Inc. external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 United States Children, Youth, Teachers
ServeMinnesota (Reading Corps) external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 Minnesota, Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, North Dakota, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Michigan, California, Missouri, Mississippi Children & Teachers
World Education external link Successful Practices Honoree 2022 U.S., Africa, and Asia All ages
The News Literacy Project external link David M. Rubenstein Prize 2023 United States All ages
Downtown Boxing Gym external link American Prize 2023 Detroit, Michigan Children & Youth
Worldreader external link International Prize 2023 Multinational Children, Teachers, Families
Ako Aotearoa's Manako Program external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 New Zealand Adults
Book Love Foundation external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 United States and Canada Teachers & Students
BookSpring external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Texas Children, Parents, Teachers
Building Tomorrow external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Uganda All ages, Teachers, Blind or Print Disabled, Deaf and/or Hearing Impaired
Compassion Books external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Vietnam All Ages
Dominican Literacy Center, Aurora external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Aurora, Illinois Youth, Adults, Seniors
Get Lit - Words Ignite's Uni(verse) Program external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 United States Children, Youth, Teachers
An Open Book Foundation external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Washington D.C. Children, Youth, Teachers
Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education (PAGE) external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Pakistan Children & Youth
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Uganda and Zambia Children, Youth, Families, Teachers
Queens Borough Public Library external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Queens, New York Children & Youth
Rio Grande Valley Literacy Center external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Rio Grande Valley, Texas Adults & Seniors
Virginia Children's Book Festival (VCBF) external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Virginia Children, Youth, Teachers, Deaf and/or Hearing Impaired
WISE Zambia external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Zambia Youth
Yayasan Sulinama's Collaboration with INOVASI external link Successful Practices Honoree 2023 Indonesia All Ages, Blind or Print Disabled, Deaf and/or Hearing Impaired