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.
04 Apr 2015
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.
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 […]
LIFT student Mae Ayres, long-time volunteer Joy Reemstma as well as LIFT former NCJW Dallas Chapter President and LIFt co-founder, Pat Peiser shared their personal stories on StoryCorps in November 2014. These powerful narratives remind us why literacy is so important and how much courage it takes to change your life or to help change […]