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 Sep 2015
Save the Date for our next Toast to Literacy fundraiser. Seated dinner, live auction, and amazing raffle.
19 Sep 2015
Saturdays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm September 19th – December 12th If you speak Spanish, you can communicate with nearly 500 million people in the world who speak Spanish! Just think of the opportunities! 29 million US residents above the age of 5 speak Spanish at home. That’s approximately 1 in every 10 residents! In […]
Our new home.
Jessica joined the LIFT staff in April 2015. Her previous experience as a certified Financial Literacy instructor in the non-profit sector helped develop her passion for empowering others through education. Jessica believes that knowledge truly is power, and that learning in the classroom should be both informative and fun! Jessica teaches job skills trainings and […]
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 […]