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.
20 Jan 2015
Beginning January 20th, free financial literacy courses will be offered on LIFT’s main campus to our students by Salvation Army representatives. WHO? YOU! Your family! Your friends! Ages 18 and older (childcare NOT provided) WHAT? Take our six week accredited course and earn a certificate in financial literacy! WHEN? Session will take place: WHERE? LIFT:1610 […]
24 Mar 2015
Please join us at the 17th ANNUAL VANCE C. MILLER JR. CHARITY GOLF BENEFIT celebrating Vance Jr.’s life and first love…a great game of golf with good friends!This cost per player will be $250 and will include a box lunch, golf and dinner buffet.
18 Apr 2015
Each year we honor our wonderful volunteers with a brunch as a thank them for all of their hard work and dedication. This is an opportunity for volunteers to relax, network and share stories with other LIFT volunteers. Volunteers should keep an eye out for an exclusive email invitation at the beginning of April!
Our new home.
Along with several other United Way Organizations LIFT was invited by CBS Dallas’ Mitch Carr to talk about how we are improving our community. Wednesday, January 21st LIFT President/CEO Lisa Hembry discussed with Mitch the impact of illiteracy in Dallas County. They also talked about the effects of inter-generational cycles of illiteracy and how the […]
On Malcolm X Boulevard, a modern complex sprawls amid rundown buildings and old auto shops. The contrast is intentional. The CitySquare Opportunity Center was designed to send a message to the impoverished residents it serves and the city as a whole: South Dallas can be developed just like Uptown and other prime Dallas neighborhoods. Read […]
LIFT is thrilled to announce that the recent $100,000 investment from The Moody Foundation completes our plans for the technology support and training expansion phase of LIFT’s Bend the Trend Capital and Capacity Building Campaign.