Transforming lives and communities
through the doorway of literacy.
Since 1964, Literacy Advance of Houston has assisted and empowered adults to achieve personal goals and self-sufficiency through improved literacy. Trained volunteer tutors help deliver a variety of free programs at three 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.
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“I lost that opportunity. But I will be prepared for the next one.”
Marisol had been overjoyed to be offered a job at her children’s school – her dedication as a parent volunteer had been noticed by the principal. But that joy quickly turned to trepidation, and then dismay.
“I didn’t speak English well enough. I knew I couldn’t take the job.” A phone call with the superintendent only confirmed that fear. “She said the meetings would
be all in English. I knew I couldn’t do it.”
Asked how that felt, Marisol reflects for a moment, then says quietly, “It felt really bad.”