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  • Metroplex Literacy Conference

    The annual Metroplex Literacy Conference will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Dallas Baptist University. This event will feature workshops offered by a wide range of subject experts for adult literacy program directors, teachers, tutors and volunteers. In addition, exhibitors from publishing companies and nonprofit organizations will be on hand to share information about the products and services they offer to support adult learners and those who teach them. Registration opens in early January at www.hopeliteracy.com or contact wyoung@tarrantlit.org for more information.

  • Joan Grigsby was recently named 2018 Volunteer of the Year at the Literacy Texas annual conference in Waco. Chosen from nominees submitted by literacy programs across the state, Joan's dedication to adult learners and her willingness to go 'above and beyond' for those in need of literacy services stood out to the judges who made this year's selection. "She travels all over the greater Fort Worth area to tutor and support adults attempting to better themselves through literacy support, completion of a high school diploma, and/or accessing opportunities for self-improvement in the workplace and life situations. It takes just a few minutes of conversation regarding her volunteer work to understand that the many hours Joan spends with the people she refers to as “her people” are a definitive life ministry and her mission to give back to a community of individuals with great need," said Lloyd Day, executive director at LinkED. Tarrant Literacy Coalition is extremely fortunate to have Joan as one of it's key volunteers and very proud of Joan for this tremendous honor.

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

Through our Literacy and Learning program, we offer training and technical support to literacy teachers, tutors and volunteers; our Project BEST program in White Settlement offers classes two nights a week to help prepare adults for the High School Equivalency exam; we help coordinate the English language and citizenship classes at Agape Baptist Church on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday nights; and we work with LinkED and Literacy Connexus to offer Project LEARN, a program in which volunteers tutor adults who need help to improve their reading skills. All 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.

To reach a 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; 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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