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.
29 Jan 2018
Please save the date for the LIFT Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. This year’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the June Shelton School. The Shelton School is located at 15720 Hillcrest Road in Dallas. For more information, please contact Kate Hoffman at 214-824-2000, ext. 3213 or email@example.com.
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.
Karen Guida, Director of LIFT’s Adult Basic Education Program, and Ann Fink, Coordinator of LIFT’s Adult Basic Education Program, represented LIFT at the International Dyslexia Association’s “Exploring New Heights” Conference last week. Guida and Fink attended seminars focused on writing and spelling strategies for students with dyslexia, including: “Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in […]
February 2018 Partners are critical to expanding LIFT’s services to fulfill its mission to serve low-literate Texans. Luckily, a new pilot program, Better Together Fund, was launched in June 2017 to encourage and support nonprofits to explore formal, long-term collaborations to maximize impact. Sponsorship and oversight of Better Together Fund is provided by its founding steering committee: The […]
Malikha, a student in LIFT’s HSE Prep program, combined her personal experience and storytelling skills to write Where is Justice? a new book that was just released today on Amazon. This book is about a young girl searching for her father, as she grows up in the harsh streets of Oakland, California. (See full […]