What's New

  • Amy Rasor, New Executive Director

    Amy Rasor has been named the new executive director of Tarrant Literacy Coalition, according to Beth Zimmerman, president of the TLC Board of Directors. Amy will replace Kathryn B. Thompson, founding executive director, who is leaving the agency to spend more time with family. Amy comes to us from Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, where she spent eight years inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Prior to that, she was with Amon Carter Museum for ten years. Amy and her husband Michael have two daughters, Riley and Ashlyn. "It has been my pleasure to work with so many wonderful students, volunteers and literacy partners for nearly nine years at TLC. I am thrilled that the board has chosen Amy to carry on this important work. I know she will do an outstanding job and I am eager to introduce her to our team", said Kathryn Thompson.

  • The Board of Directors of Tarrant Literacy Coalition will host a reception to honor the founding executive director, Kathryn B. Thompson and welcome incoming executive director, Amy Rasor, on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Agape Baptist Church Faith Hall, 3900 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76116. Past and present students, volunteers, donors, literacy partners, community members are invited to attend as we celebrate this special occasion. Please send your RSVP to info@tarrantlit.org

  • The 2018 Corporate Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the TCU Brown-Lupton University Union. Larry and Karen Anfin will chair the Bee, during which local corporate, education and community leaders will compete for thousands of dollars worth of prizes and the coveted traveling trophy, while supporting the important work of the Tarrant Literacy Coalition. To learn how YOU can get involved, contact the Coalition at 817-870-0082.

  • Dr. Stevie Dawn provided two hours of valuable instruction to 125 literacy teachers, tutors and volunteers at the 2017 DFW Literacy Symposium on October 28, 2017. This full-day training event was held at Compass Christian Church, sponsored by Literacy Texas and funded through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The DFW Literacy Symposium provides a great opportunity to network with other literacy partners while participating in workshops on a variety of literacy related topics. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make this an excellent professional development event for our literacy partners.

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 Adult Education and Literacy Call Center provides information and referral services for adults who are looking for an adult literacy class: 817-402-7555.

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 helps coordinate 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 staff members also help recruit volunteers who provide 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 one of our staff members at the Coalition, please call our office. Our main number is 817-870-0082 and the Adult Education and Literacy Call Center is 817-402-7555. Both numbers are staffed weekdays and you may leave a message after hours and on weekends. Your call will be returned. You may also complete this form and we will contact you.

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