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.
27 Nov 2018
Get ready to give! Giving Tuesday, also known as the global day of giving, is coming up on November 27, 2018. Giving Tuesday is the official beginning of the charitable season. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for local nonprofits to raise funds and awareness for […]
Our new home.
On Friday, September 14, more than 450 LIFT supporters and friends gathered in the Omni Dallas Hotel to raise a glass to LIFT’s adult literacy programs at the 6th Annual Toast to Literacy. The night was a huge success, exceeded revenue goals, and had more sponsors and guests than previous events! This year’s Toast to […]
Partners are critical to expanding LIFT’s services to fulfill its mission to serve low-literate adults. This past spring, representatives from LIFT and Texas Capital Bank met to explore how their two organizations could work together to help low-literate adults living in West Dallas. An idea was put forth to offer free ESL classes […]
In August, LIFT launched Aztec Learning System curricula for its High School Equivalency (HSE) adult learners. LIFT volunteer teachers and staff were trained on the new curricula over the summer in preparation for the fall semester. The new curricula are aligned with state and national standards and ensure that LIFT’s adult learners have […]