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July 2017

Public Works Dallas Storytelling Workshops @LIFT Every Thursday!

July 12 - September 8

Public Works Dallas is hosting storytelling workshops at LIFT from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm every Thursday through September.  The workshops are open to all LIFT students, staff and volunteers as well as the community at large.  Participants will learn storytelling techniques, improvisation, movement, and other skills needed for stage productions.  The workshops are being led by Ace Anderson, a resident artist at Dallas Theater Center. The workshop will conclude with the participants auditioning for roles in a community production…

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LIFT and SMU Team Named 1 of 8 Semi-Finalists in Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition

July 18 - September 30

The Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) and Southern Methodist University (SMU) team was named today one of eight semi-finalists advancing in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The XPRIZE is a global competition that challenges teams to develop mobile applications designed to increase literacy skills in adult learners. SMU's Simmons School of Education and Human Development and Guildhall graduate video game development program are working with LIFT to design an engaging, puzzle-solving smartphone…

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September 2017

Toast to Literacy 2017

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Planning is underway for the 2017 Toast to Literacy!  This year's event will take place at 6 pm on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.  Event Chairs Kate and Todd Watson and the event planning committee have been spending the last few weeks thinking through the event details, securing sponsors and donations for the live auction and raffle.  Bestselling author Tommy Spaulding has been retained to share his triumphant story about how he overcame dyslexia to become a nationally recognized…

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