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.