Diversity and Literacy Colleagues,
LINCS originated in an organization called the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL). When NIFL's funding was eliminated, LINCS continued under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Education. The original LINCS discussion forums, eventually called Communities of Practice, included a forum called Poverty, Race, and Literacy. This was expanded to include a focus on gender and sexual orientation, and now also includes other kinds of diversity, for example, where people live.