About the International Literacy Association

ILA is a global advocacy organization, and literacy is our cause, our passion, and our reason for being.

We publish cutting-edge research on literacy, and we translate this research into practical resources for educators, students, and leaders involved in spreading literacy all across the world. Armed with a deep understanding of the history of reading and literacy research, we advocate for teachers' and students' needs and set the standards for how literacy is taught and evaluated.

Our team, our Members, and our worldwide community of literacy practitioners dream, eat, and breathe literacy. Why? Because every day we see the power literacy has to change people's lives. To help them develop their knowledge and potential. To earn their livelihood. To participate fully in their community and wider society.

To enjoy continuous learning and the fullness it brings to their lives.

It's that important. And we're here to make sure that everyone, in every corner of the world, has access to this transformative power.

Read more about us on our new website.

Jill Lewis-Spector

"Celebrating teachers and honoring effective literacy teaching in a changing world."
Join Us!
Giving Opportunities
The International Literacy Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We encourage our members and friends to consider making a gift to ILA to support our work to transform lives through literacy.

Gifts and donations to the Association may be made in several ways and can be arranged to achieve maximum tax benefits for the donor while at the same time provide support to the Association. Most importantly, you decide where your gift is used. Endow an award or grant, fund memberships or conference scholarships, foster international programs – the decision is yours. Donations may also be unrestricted and used where the need is the greatest.

For more information, or to make a gift or donate to the Association, please contact:
Director of Finance
800 Barksdale Road
P.O. Box 8139
Newark, Delaware 19714-8139 USA

Home| About Us| Contact Us| Help| Privacy & Security| Terms of Use

© 1996–2015 International Literacy Association. All rights reserved.