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 Apr 2018
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas is hosting the Dallas 100,000 Opportunities Job Fair from 11 am to 4 pm on Thursday, April 5 at the Embarcadero Building in Fair Park. The purpose of the event is to connect young people to great jobs, career pathways, and supporting resources, while providing access to critical talent for […]
Our new home.
Public Works Dallas will be returning to LIFT on March 15 to host storytelling workshops every Thursday. The workshops will go from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm. The workshops are open to all LIFT students, staff and volunteers as well as the community at large. Participants will learn storytelling techniques, improvisation, movement, and other skills […]
It’s time for Melissa’s Motivational Quotes for March! This month, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), I selected inspirational quotes from two Irish authors. Our greatest glory consists in not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. — Oliver Goldsmith It’s like if you if you don’t go […]
March 2018 When you think about all the different kinds of partnerships you’ve had in life some just immediately make you smile. That’s how I think about Half Price Books. LIFT is thrilled that Sharon Anderson Wright, her nephew, Brady O’Neal, and niece, Emily O’Neal Ferguson, agreed to chair this year’s Toast to Literacy […]