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 literacy level and English language skills of caretakers directly affects the academic achievement of children.
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.
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 the lives of others.