We believe reading
is a human right.
TEXAS HAS A BIG WORD PROBLEM.
1 in 5 adults in North Texas cannot read. This means that more than 800,000 adults in Dallas County alone are struggling with literacy and that number is projected to grow to more than 1 million by 2030.
LIFT IS BENDING THE TREND.
We are reaching into the neighborhoods where people live, work and worship. By teaching adults to read, we increase access to employment, reduce reliance on social services and improve the quality of life for our students and their families.
THE TIME IS NOW. JOIN US.
Become a volunteer, supporter or join our strong network of community partners. Stand with us as we Bend The Trend.
11 Jun 2015
Drinks. Bites. Fabulous Company. LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) will host the annual Toast to Literacy kickoff party on June 11th at Cibo Divino at Sylvan Thirty. Real estate executive CC Allen and celebrity author Kathleen Kent will co-chair the event to celebrate underwriters, sponsors and table hosts. Guests will enjoy gourmet pizza bites prepared […]
27 Jun 2015
Along with Citysquare’s Health and Wellness Department, LIFT will host a Student Wellness and Business Fair on Saturday, June 27th at Opportunity Center. Community members, students , their families, volunteers and board members will enjoy a day of networking, fun, food and skill building, while offering LIFT adult learners who own businesses to sell their products and/or […]
11 Sep 2015
Save the Date for our next Toast to Literacy fundraiser. Seated dinner, live auction, and amazing raffle.
Our new home.
Recently, LIFT developed a partnership with RUWON, a women’s literacy organization in Nepal. For two weeks in early April three of their staff members went through an intensive training in our basic literacy program so that they could more effectively teach women and children in Nepal to read with the goal of reducing human trafficking […]
We are so grateful for a very successful second annual Duke Engage day at LIFT! During their visit, 24 Duke alum conducted 18 intake sessions. That means a huge helping hand for our part-time intake staff. Eighteen intake sessions could normally take as long as 1.5 weeks. Our ability to schedule a large-scale intake day […]
Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) is thrilled to announce that after several years of email and Skype communication, three staff members from the Rural Women’s Network of Nepal (RUWON) will travel to Dallas and be trained in LIFT’s multi-sensory evidence-based, adult basic literacy curriculum. During their intensive 14-day training, they will be immersed in LIFT’s […]