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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 for Houstonians and their families.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a United Way agency for more than 30 years, Literacy Advance joined Memorial Assistance Ministries’ network of programs and services in late 2018, expanding geographic reach and enhancing programmatic offerings to adult learners.


BakerRipley's Neighborhood Tax Centers are open now.
This year, there are 12 locations across Houston. Neighborhood Tax Centers offer free, quality tax preparation - and every year, millions of dollars are returned to low-income families and the Houston economy.

Find out more here.

March is Read Aloud Month

read aloud monthWhy read aloud?

The number of words a child knows when she or he enters kindergarten is a key predictor of future success.

Your example shows that reading is important, pleasurable, and valued.

You'll build all sorts of literacy skills - in yourself as well as your child! Vocabulary. Phonics. Familiarity with the printed word. Story-telling. Comprehension.

From birth to age 3 are critical years for developing language skills.

And you'll bond with your child! After all - is anything better than sharing a good book?

Every child.
Every parent*.
Every day. 

*We believe that grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends make excellent readers too!

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