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through the doorway of literacy.

Since 1964, Literacy Advance of Houston has been assisting adults to achieve personal goals and self-sufficiency through improved literacy. Trained volunteer tutors help deliver a variety of free programs at multiple locations across the Houston area.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a United Way agency for more than 30 years, Literacy Advance is grateful for the widespread support of the Houston community, from our generous donors and supporters, to the volunteers who are at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Around the World 2017: Thank you for coming!

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We had a WONDERFUL time with our students, volunteers, supporters, and their families at Around the World 2017! Thank you for coming. 

The food was amazing (thank you students, who were our hosts!) and as usual the most laughs came in the photo room. Find pics here, and get ready for next year - our tenth Around the World!


Families Weathering Many Storms

Classes were closed for two weeks during Harvey, but are now back in session. It’s done our hearts good to see students and volunteers back together and to see their smiles. Many escaped major damage, and we’re so thankful for that. But others have heart-rending stories and face a long road to recovery. We've heard of homes lost, vehicles ruined – in some cases a vehicle vital for the health of a student-owned business – and people displaced across the city and even to other states. 

Right now, we need your support more than ever.

Your gift today will underpin recovery efforts at Literacy Advance for students in need. It’s critical that students can access transition help, get referrals to crucial services, and rely on friendly volunteers to help them navigate websites, paperwork, and other processes so necessary to get them back on their feet.

Thank you! Together, we remain #HoustonStrong.

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