TEXAS HAS A BIG WORD PROBLEM.
By 2030, Dallas County's population will reach 3.5 million. An estimated one-third of that population will be illiterate.
How many illiterate adults will reside in Dallas in the year 2030?
Together we can Bend the Trend and put a stop to escalating illiteracy.
Illiteracy is often the result of interrelated factors...
and impacts the entire community in many ways.
Dallas' population is expected to grow by over 1 million people in the next 20 years.
Immigration trends are one of the strongest predictors of illiteracy rates.
The illiteracy rate is projected to grow faster than the population rate.
Today, each percentage point is equal to more than 20,000 people. By 2030, each percentage point is projected to equal more than 40,000 people.
It's Time To
Bend The Trend
Let's reach more learners in more parts of our community and Bend The Trend of escalating illiteracy through these three strategies...
Deliver literacy classes to more people
through strategic partnerships with area nonprofit agencies. LIFT engages other nonprofit organizations that see a need in their population for literacy services. By 2018 LIFT will serve more than 7,000 adults at 21 sites across the Dallas metroplex annually.
Invest in the Dallas workforce
through expanded corporate satellite sites. LIFT works with forward thinking businesses to invest in their employees by delivering on-site literacy instruction. In the next five years LIFT will impact over 20 employers by providing literacy training to at least 11,000 employees.
Strategically grow literacy programs
in areas with greater levels of poverty. Looking to impact the communities experiencing higher levels of illiteracy, LIFT will expand to the highest need communities in Dallas. This will give LIFT the opportunity to reach thousands of people where they live, work, and worship.