We believe literacy
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.
Our new home.
A scholarship fund has been established by the Potpourri Book Club to honor the legacy of Nancy Spivey, and her commitment to teaching literacy education for adults. The fund will be used to offset the costs of registration fees, books, supplies, and volunteer training for the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) program. Born in Alice, […]
LIFT staff, board members, partners, and volunteers recently participated in a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch held at the Shelton School in Dallas. Volunteers spoke from the heart about what it’s like to serve as a volunteer in the adult education programs at LIFT. To close out the morning, LIFT’s Volunteer Coordinator shared a poem with us […]
We are so grateful for another Duke Engage day at LIFT! During their visit on April 22nd 2017 from 10am-1pm, Duke alumni will conduct a resume and interview workshop. We at LIFT are very appreciative of the continued support of Duke alumni. A special thank you goes out to the coordinator of the workshop and […]