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  • Thursday, September 14 was the North Texas Day of Giving. TLC is very grateful for the generous support from our friends and donors who stepped up in a BIG way and donated more than $9,400 in online contributions and personal gifts to support our work with adult learners and their children. Every dollar given to the Tarrant Literacy Coalition is most appreciated and will be used to support our mission of empowering adult learners and those who teach them. THANK YOU!

  • Dr. Stevie Dawn has been selected as the keynote speaker for the fall 2017 DFW Literacy Symposium. This full-day training event will be held at Compass Christian Church in Colleyville, TX on Saturday, October 28 and is open to all literacy teachers, tutors, volunteers and program directors. Provided free of charge through a cooperative grant with Literacy Texas and the Texas Workforce Commission, the DFW Literacy Symposium is a great opportunity to network with other literacy partners while participating in workshops on a variety of literacy related topics. To reserve your spot at the Symposium, go to October on our calendar page and click on the link on October 28. See you there!

  • Congratulations to all of the adult learners who received their Certificate of High School Equivalency in the past year. This year's celebration was a wonderful evening for the students, their friends and family members and we are so proud of each and every one. We are especially proud of Charmaine Parramore, our Project BEST student who gave the student commencement address. She inspired all of us with her message, reminding the students that HSE graduation is not the end, but rather the beginning of the next step in their journey. Check out photos of the graduates by clicking on the title of this article.

  • The 2017 Corporate Spelling Bee is set for Wednesday, April 19 at the TCU Brown-Lupton University Union. Tickets are just $50 per person, which includes a wonderful meal and admission to the delightfully entertaining spelling competition among some of Tarrant County's best spellers! Click on the BLUE DONATE BUTTON at the top of this page or call the TLC Office at 817-870-0082 to make your reservations. Spellers will arrive at 5:30 pm for team photos; cash bar opens at 6 pm and dinner is served at 6:30 pm. The Bee competition starts shortly thereafter. This year, audience members will be eligible to win some great prizes donated by our loyal supporters! Don't miss this annual event, co-chaired by Larry and Karen Anfin and hosted by emcee Jill "J.R." Labbe with Wordmaster Gary Cumbie!

Welcome to the Tarrant Literacy Coalition

The Tarrant Literacy Coalition (TLC) empowers adult learners and those who teach them with high quality literacy services and resources so businesses can hire, people can work and families can thrive.

The Coalition offers training and technical support to literacy teachers, tutors and volunteers. These individuals work with a wide range of programs that provide reading, writing, math, English language, citizenship and basic life and work skills for adult learners.

We also work with adult learners through Project BEST, a program based in White Settlement that offers high school equivalency classes two nights a week at the White Settlement Family Resource Center. These classes prepare adults to take the exam required to receive the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE).

TLC also provides oversight for the English language instruction and citizenship classes at Agape Baptist Church on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday nights. Working with The Learning Center of North Texas and Literacy Connexus, TLC also helps coordinate individual tutoring for adults who need assistance to improve their reading. All of these classes are offered at no charge to the adult students. Free childcare is available for students enrolled in Project BEST and Agape adult education classes.

The Tarrant Literacy Coalition also operates the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Call Center to provide information and referral services to adults in Tarrant County who need help to find an adult literacy class that meets their needs. Through a collaborative effort with the Tarrant County Adult Education and Literacy Consortium, the Call Center provides referrals to hundreds of adult learners each month. Call 817-402-7555 for help.

To reach someone at the Coalition, please call our office at 817-870-0082 or the AEL Call Center at 817-402-7555 weekdays, or complete this form and we will contact you.

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