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.
Our new home.
23 Dec 2014
LIFT Offices will be closed from December 22nd – January 2nd. Classes will resume on Monday January 5, 2015. We wish you and yours happy holidays and a wonderful new year!!!!
14 Jan 2015
We are excited to invite you to our home to tell you more about the services LIFT offers, talk about how we can help your clients and introduce you to our referral process. Please feel free to invite a representative from another agency that you feel would benefit from access to information about LIFT and […]
24 Jan 2015
Join Us for the First Volunteer Roundtable of the Year Saturday, January 24 th 10am-1pm @ LIFT Offices at Opportunity Center (1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd. Dallas, TX 75226) We will host the first Roundtable of the year at LIFT’s new home. All volunteers and those interested in volunteering at LIFT are encouraged to attend. […]
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.
LIFT volunteer, Ann Fink, was featured on WFAA-TVduring Shelly Slater’s Summer Bookworms segment. Ann created a reading group for young children in her neighborhood to gather together and read books. A big thank you to Shelly for promoting literacy in our community. We are proud of Ann and the Three Little Birds Book Club! Watch the video […]
During the planning of a large, station-sponsored book fair scheduled for late-August, the Channel 8 News team discovered that the literacy issues facing the Dallas community will require more than child-focused resources. On July 10th, 2014 Shelly Slater of WFAA Channel 8 News dropped by Opportunity Center to find out more about LIFT and our adult learners. Watch the Video>