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.
19 Sep 2015
Saturdays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm September 19th – December 12th REGISTRATION EXTENDED! 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 […]
07 Nov 2015
Purchasing a $5 pass means exclusive access for you, and more literacy training for adults in our community. Our goal is to sell 1,000 passes in order to generate and an additional $5,000 for LIFT programs. You can purchase one for yourself or help us sell to your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. This $5 […]
16 Jan 2016
Join Us for the First Volunteer Roundtable of the Year Saturday, January 16th The first round-table of the year is specifically designed for you to give us direct feedback about your experiences. All volunteers and those interested in volunteering at LIFT are encouraged to attend. Volunteers will participate in a group round-table before receiving training […]
Our new home.
LIFTED – and then some: Adult literacy program strengthens lives, community – and more at the Opportunity Center By Martha Heimberg | My introduction to the transformational power of LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) began almost a year ago when I walked into their new offices in the shiny and spacious Opportunity Center on Malcolm […]
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 […]