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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!


"Of course I'm coming to class!"

cristina and family“Literacy Advance was the first one to call me, and to help me. I was so grateful.”

In the wake of Harvey, many Literacy Advance families were pushed into crisis. Students who were flooded out of their homes, like Cristina, are dealing with a lot of stress, longer work commutes, and exhausting phone calls. 

But that won't stop them learning.

Cristina was back in class the week we re-opened after the storm. She said she wouldn't stay away for anything.

“Of course I’m coming to class! I set this goal for myself, to learn English. It’s just as important as before. It’s even more important. I need to learn English to put our lives back together. And coming to my class is good for me. It makes me feel I’m slowly getting back to a normal life, and my mind is occupied with good things in class. What happened to me and my family wasn’t easy.”

As we reach the end of this year, we rely on friends like you to continue your support and make sure classes are ready for eager students next year, too.

Will you give a tax-deductible gift today?
Thank you for standing with our students!

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