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.
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 […]
28 Jun 2018
THINGS TO KNOW FOR PUBLIC WORKS DALLAS (PWD) A WINTER’S TALE AUDITION: AUDITIONS: Thursday, June 28th, 12:30-2:30 at Literacy Instruction for Texas. Please arrive early for some paperwork. What do I do in my audition? Anything you want! You can sing a song, dance, tell a story, share something from your workshop, tell a […]
14 Sep 2018
DALLAS – Larry James, the CEO of CitySquare and a Dallas social entrepreneur and author, will speak at Toast to Literacy on September 14, 2018 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. All proceeds from the event will benefit Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), a non-profit provider of adult literacy programs across North Texas. Larry is well […]
Our new home.
DALLAS (SMU) – A puzzle-solving smartphone game designed by SMU and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) experts to teach struggling adults to read was today named one of five finalists in an international competition. Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis is a finalist for the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by […]
Xavier is enjoying a successful dual-career as a construction manager for Habitat for Humanity during the day and a Customer Availability Program (CAP) Team Manager for Wal-Mart in the evenings. He receives mentoring from a real estate professional and can easily envision a number of potential career opportunities for himself: real estate investor, developer or […]
April 2018 LIFT is six weeks away from the end of its fiscal year…and I am thrilled about the exciting opportunities presenting themselves as we strategically grow and continuously improve adult literacy programs. We are meeting new partners, new students, new volunteers, and, significantly, new donors. We truly appreciate the individuals, foundations, corporations, and government […]