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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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We all know that weather in Houston can be unpredictable. When bad weather's coming, sometimes we have time to get the word out to everyone - but other times we don't.

Any time you're wondering if there's a weather-related closing at Literacy Advance - check Facebook! Go to our Facebook page, look for the image above, click on it, and you'll get the most current update. 

In Tribute to the First Lady of Literacy

With great sadness we mark the passing of Barbara Bush, the First Lady of Literacy and one of Houston's own.

Her contributions to literacy were monumental, and will not be forgotten.

In her own words:

“If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather than dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.”

“You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

"If everyone could read and write, all the problems I worried about could be solved."


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