“I think the Declaration of Independence should have said: life, liberty, “literacy,” and the pursuit of happiness. In many ways, literacy is the foundation that supports and sustains the other three.”
– Jamie Williams The Moody Foundation Grants Officer North Texas
LIFT is thrilled to announce that the recent $150,000 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. With their support we are replacing and substantially increasing the number of computers in our computer lab. We will also be able to employ new client tracking software, making us more efficient so that we may spend more time providing quality adult basic literacy, ESL and GED preparation instruction!
Created for the perpetual benefit of present and future Texans, The Foundation trustees have long had an interest in literacy, and their recent investment to LIFT is a reflection of their desire to help raise literacy levels and their trust in LIFT’s extensive experience and outstanding programs. Grants Officer of North Texas for The Moody Foundation, Jamie Williams, considers literacy a fundamental right. “Someone who reads lifts their life’s potential exponentially. They have a chance to get a job or a higher position, are better able provide for their family, and are much more apt to make positive contributions to their community,” she says. Jamie believes that funds raised to improve the literacy level of an individual have a far-reaching ripple effect for all of us.