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Transforming lives and communities
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.

September is National Literacy Month

There have (rightfully) been many other topics on people's minds as we entered September, but we don't want to completely forget that it's National Literacy Month!
We hope you'll celebrate literacy with us this month. Consider inviting a friend to join you in your volunteer efforts; give a child a book; visit an independent bookstore... there are so many ways to show your love of literacy!

Families Weathering Many Storms

After more than two weeks of storm-related disruption and closures, classes are finally in session again! 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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