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.
03 May 2016
Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of LIFT’s 2015 General Education Diploma (GED) recipients! GED Graduation
16 May 2016
Monday & Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm May 16th – August 10th 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 U.S. residents above the age of 5 speak Spanish at home. That’s approximately 1 in every 10 […]
15 Sep 2016
Save the Date for our next Toast to Literacy fundraiser. Seated dinner, live auction, and amazing raffle.
Our new home.
July 2015, LIFT’s VP of Strategic Partnerships, Amber Sims, wrote an article about the difficulty of the new GED test that was published in the Washington Post. Her goal was to advocate on behalf of students who are working hard to open new doors for themselves. The new GED test includes a 25 WPM typing […]
U.S. House speaker visits anti-poverty program in Dallas hosted by LIFT VP of Strategic Partnerships
“At LIFT we teach adults how to read. Because, what can you do if you can’t read? Did you know that more than 950,000 people in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area do not have a high school diploma or GED? This minimum credential can open the door to higher wages and allow someone to […]
Recently, LIFT’s President/CEO, Lisa Hembry. along with other seasoned professional education experts were invited to a panel on the McCuistion report to talk about the U.S education system, where we were in 1990, and where we are now. Education is the subject of the first part in a three part series on 25 Years of […]