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.
25 Apr 2015
02 May 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 […]
10 Sep 2015
Save the Date for our next Toast to Literacy fundraiser. Seated dinner, live auction, and amazing raffle.
Our new home.
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 […]
Volunteer Opportunity Information LIFT is collaborating with Buckner Family Services to offer GED classes at their Hope Center location in Oak Cliff. We are looking for 2-4 volunteers. No prior teaching experience is necessary! Volunteers will work with students twice a week, Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30-12:00 to get them prepared for GED examination. […]
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 […]