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.
16 Nov 2017
Now in existence for more than 56 years, Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) continues to empower low-literate adults through the highest quality programs. Since joining LIFT in July, I have learned that LIFT adult students are simply the best! They are fully committed, lead very complex lives, and come weekly to classroom sessions, including one-on-one […]
Our new home.
Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) is hiring! We have open positions in Development and Marketing, Programming, Student Recruitment and Office Administration. To learn more about each position, please click on the links below: Student Recruitment and Volunteer Manager (Full-time) Development and Marketing Coordinator (Part-time) High School Equivalency Program Coordinator (Part-time) Front Desk Receptionist (Part-Time/Evenings […]
DALLAS – Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), a leading provider of adult literacy services in North Texas, announced the selection of education and nonprofit leader Linda K. Johnson as its next president and chief executive officer. Johnson joins LIFT from Dallas Independent School District (DISD), where she served as the Executive Director of the College […]
LIFT student Ron Reney reads at roughly a fourth-grade level. He makes ends meet by working two $11-an-hour jobs, washing dishes and working in a warehouse. But the finances got more complicated in late May when he and his girlfriend welcomed a baby girl into their family. Learn more about Ron’s story in this Dallas […]