Literacy Advance Programs
At the core of our activities are these two types of classes, aimed at Houston area adults:
All classes are led by trained volunteer tutors, who get involved because they want to give back to their community and help their neighbors. We are very grateful to them!
The majority of classes take place at our main location (Wilcrest Campus, in west Houston) and our satellite sites (Literacy Advance Bay Area, in Clear Lake, and our newest satellite site in the Waller County United Way Service Center). However, we also have growing Outreach activities, through which we are able to partner with Houston-area organizations and agencies to provide literacy classes at their locations.
Our Family Literacy activities are part of Outreach.
In addition to basic literacy classes, we offer a variety of supplemental classes, on a variety of topics. Any registered adult student, including those on the wait-list, can take part in these classes. Topics are chosen to supplement what the students are learning in the main class, and cover topics like computer literacy, resume-writing, practical conversation, and more.
For more information about our programs and classes, you could:
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- 205 basic reading students (Adult Basic Education, or ABE)
- 1,325 basic English students (English as a Second Language, or ESL)
- 800 classes
- 99% of students made progress toward a life goal
- 235 volunteer tutors
- 16 Family Literacy Events
- 1,550 Family Literacy attendees
- 1 new satellite campus - Waller County!