Literacy Advance Affiliates
Literacy Advance is proud to be affiliated with, or accredited through, the following organizations:
United Way of Greater houston
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That's why the United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Financial Stability and Health. United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing underlying causes of community problems. Literacy Advance is proud to have been a United Way agency since 1983.
United Way of Greater Houston also leads United Way THRIVE, a collaborative aimed at helping low-income, working families achieve what every family wants: good jobs with good wages, safe and affordable housing, financial security and success for their children. As a workforce development program partner, Literacy Advance provides literacy and computer classes at other nonprofits to complement the financial stability work of the collaborative. Additionally, Literacy Advance hosts THRIVE partners at our locations to provide financial literacy and employment services programming for our students.
ProLiteracy champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. ProLiteracy envisions a world in which everyone can read, write, compute, and use technology to lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Literacy Texas is the statewide literacy coalition for Texas, connecting and equipping literacy programs through resources, training, networking and advocacy. Their vision is that every literacy organization in Texas will have the resources it needs to help as many people as possible learn basic literacy skills in order to participate fully in society.
Houston Center for Literacy
Houston Center for Literacy (formerly Houston READ Commission) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead and mobilize a coalition of literacy providers and resources to improve the literacy landscape of Houston. Established in 1988 by the Mayor and City Council, the Houston Center for Literacy oversees the Mayor's Coalition for Literacy, an association of more than one hundred and fifty literacy sites in Houston.
Literacy Advance has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Literacy Advance is making toward its mission, we help donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. That profile allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. A current profile also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data.
DonorHouston is an online database of information about Greater Houston-area nonprofits. Greater Houston Community Foundation donors support nonprofit organizations all over the United States. Local nonprofits can raise their visibility by creating a profile in DonorHouston, a knowledge resource for GHCF donors, staff, and the community.
Better Business Bureau
BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses; setting standards for marketplace trust; encouraging and supporting best practices; celebrating marketplace role models; and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.
Houston West Chamber of Commerce
The Houston West Chamber of Commerce - "In Business. For Business.TM" - is to be the choice for business and community by promoting economic growth and a superior quality of life in the West Houston communities. The Chamber mission has four cornerstones: Economic Opportunities, Advocacy, Impact and Focus.
Westchase District promotes economic development through programs that enhance mobility, beautification, public safety and long range planning in the Westchase area of west Houston.