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.
Our new home.
A treasure-hunting smartphone app developed by Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) and SMU to help low-literate adults learn to read tied for the grand prize Thursday in the competition hosted by the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. The LIFT-SMU team, People ForWords, won a total of $2.5 million: $1.5 million as a grand prize […]
LIFT volunteers are the best! LIFT volunteers come from various backgrounds including highly skilled professionals, community workers, retired teachers, and homemakers. Volunteer teacher Cecilia Gomez from the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program recently spoke with LIFT about her experiences with the SEE program. Cecilia has a long history of volunteering. Some of the highlights […]
It’s almost time to register for classes that start in January 2019. Please click on the link below to view the January registration dates and times by program. You can also find this information on the LIFT website under “Classes.” Click here to view January registration dates and times. We are looking forward to helping […]