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.
Our new home.
Evening classes will be canceled tonight to ensure the safety of our students and volunteers.
Join Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) this summer for hands-on experience in nonprofit marketing! The Marketing Intern will primarily provide marketing support for Toast to Literacy, LIFT’s annual gala/fundraiser. The Marketing Intern will also assist with student and volunteer recruitment/marketing activities for Fall classes. This is a paid position made possible through the generosity of […]
A treasure-hunting smartphone app developed by Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) and SMU to help low-literate adults learn to read tied for the grand prize Thursday in the competition hosted by the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. The LIFT-SMU team, People ForWords, won a total of $2.5 million: $1.5 million as a grand prize […]