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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.

Around the World 2017:
November 10

Around the World 2017

It's our 9th annual student and volunteer celebration! We want this year's Around the World to be the best ever.

And if you're a supporter of Literacy Advance, then you're invited! Join us on Friday, November 10, at 5:30pmFind more info here.


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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