We believe literacy
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.
05 Feb 2018
Allison and Marina from Jewish Family Services will be at LIFT from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday to offer a “Workforce and Financial Literacy Class.” Students who participate in this class will: Create a resume Learn interview skills Work on improving their financial outcomes To register for the class, students should […]
05 May 2018
LIFT Volunteer Teacher Andy Halpern and the Duke Engage Alumni group will offer a free job interview workshop on Saturday, May 5. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LIFT, 1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd., Suite 320. Participants will: Participate in 2 rounds of mock interviews with Duke alumni Practice […]
Our new home.
Xavier is enjoying a successful dual-career as a construction manager for Habitat for Humanity during the day and a Customer Availability Program (CAP) Team Manager for Wal-Mart in the evenings. He receives mentoring from a real estate professional and can easily envision a number of potential career opportunities for himself: real estate investor, developer or […]
April 2018 LIFT is six weeks away from the end of its fiscal year…and I am thrilled about the exciting opportunities presenting themselves as we strategically grow and continuously improve adult literacy programs. We are meeting new partners, new students, new volunteers, and, significantly, new donors. We truly appreciate the individuals, foundations, corporations, and government […]
Name: Doug Butler Program: Adult Basic Education Time with LIFT: 6 years About Doug: I grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, graduated from Idaho State University and Boston University School of Law. I then moved to Dallas where I’ve been a trial lawyer for over 30 years lately adding intellectual property […]