Our vision is that every literacy organization in Texas will have the resources it needs to help adults and families learn basic literacy skills, so that all people can participate fully in society.
The tension between learning and earning
Folks with low literacy usually don’t need someone to point that out to them. They’re usually crucially aware of their lack of skills – and what that lack is stopping them from achieving.
But the devil’s always in the details. Someone might know they need to take a class – but how much will that class cost? How far away is it, and how much will they pay in gas or bus fares to get to and from the class?
Most crucially of all – how does a low-income person fit classes into their week? Read more in this blog post.
What Literacy Texas does
We provide resources and training to the staff and volunteers at community-based organizations (CBOs). Texas literacy organizations help adults to learn English, increase their reading, and many have a particular focus on assisting parents and caregivers to increase their own literacy and support their child’s learning.
We support CBO staff and volunteers who offer alternative high school degree programs.
We are a champion of finding resources to keep students in the formal education system.