Literacy Texas Newsletter, September 15, 2022


This month, National Literacy Month, we’ve been celebrating all the things literacy makes possible.

I invite you to imagine that world for just a moment – a world where all your neighbors can flourish; every person can reach their potential; every family has the chance to live in security and prosperity. A world with less crime, greater health, and better critical thinking.

Yes, increasing literacy really can do all of that!
And that, put simply, is why we all do what we do. 

Thanks for being a friend of literacy,

Steve Banta
Executive Director
Literacy Texas

PS: A new grant year has started for Literacy Texas, and with it, a new calendar of trainings and events. That also means our 2022-23 Needs Assessment survey is open – this is your best chance to tell us exactly what you need over the coming year. To sweeten the deal, 4 respondents will receive a $50 Amazon gift card as our “thank you” for participating. Looking forward to hearing from you!

What does literacy mean to you?

Throughout Literacy Month, we’ve been asking the question: What does literacy mean to you?

Here, one of our newest board members, Gina Franke, answers that question along with her grandchildren: “Family literacy means: INSPIRATION.”

What does literacy mean to YOU?

Share your pics on social media with the hashtags #LiteracyTransformsTX or #Literacy22 and celebrate with us! And as we kick off Adult Education & Family Literacy Week (September 18 – 24), don’t forget all the resources available to you:

Do you have a photo we could highlight in a coming newsletter? Get in touch!

The current newsletter also includes:

NEWS & UPDATES: Literacy helps displaced workers in Canada; COABE Command Center; Barbara Bush continues to change the world; the latest in adult numeracy.
TRAINING: New grant year = new calendar of symposia – and that’s just the start!
NEEDS ASSESSMENT: A new grant year has started for Literacy Texas, and our 2022-23 Needs Assessment survey is open – this is your best chance to tell us exactly what you need over the coming year.
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