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What's happening in Houston?
What important information do you need to know?
Find out here!


Free Tax Help

Centers open January 22, 2019

You can get FREE help with your taxes.

There are 12 locations. Look for the flyer with the map in the MAM Literacy Advance Information Center. It looks like this:


Check Facebook if there is Bad Weather

Find out if class is on

FacebookIf there is bad weather, Literacy Advance might close.

Sometimes we will not have time to call you to tell you that there is no class.

Check Facebook! Look for this picture:

There will be information on Facebook in bad weather. Then you will know if there is class or not.

You can check Facebook even if you do not have a Facebook account. 


Emergency Assistance at Wesley Community Center

wesley community centerYou can get help with:

- rent assistance
- food
- connections to other community programs

Details are on the Wesley Community Center website.


Food Co-Operative Program at Wesley Community Center

food cooperative
Special Program - get 2x the food you pay for!

Details on the Wilcrest Student Information Board or at the Wesley Community Center website.


Free Baby Formula for Emergencies

LIFE Houston logoIs your baby hungry?

Free baby formula for emergencies at LIFE Houston.

Call 713-528-6044 or go to


Please turn your cell phone off

cell phone banPlease turn your cell phone OFF while you are at Literacy Advance.

If you need to talk, please go outside the office.

Please do NOT talk on your phone in the foyer, in the hall, or in the classrooms. It is noisy and disrupts others.


United Way Referral Service - 2-1-1 online!

211The United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Directory lets you search by ZIP code, service category, service keyword, or even by agency or program name.


United way THRIVE

united way thriveTHRIVE is a program that helps families achieve their goals - they can help with money, jobs and education. It's FREE to be involved! If you would like more information about THRIVE, talk to Diana, our Transition Coach.


phone iconIMPORTANT: Call the Student Absence Voicemail!

The Student Absence Voicemail for Wilcrest Students is 281.849.4393.

Please speak clearly and slowly, and say your name, your tutor's name, and the day of the class you will miss.

Please call this number to tell us about ALL ABSENCES.

If you want to speak to Literacy Advance about something else, please call the office: 713.266.8777.

Last updated: Thursday, January 10, 2019
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