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News and Announcements

  • 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!

  • Join us at the DFW Literacy Symposium on Saturday, February 11th. Our keynote speaker is author Elia Moreno. Space is limited and registration is now open. Click on this link to download the flier with more information.

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  • The 2016 Corporate Spelling Bee will be on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the TCU Brown-Lupton University Union at 6 pm. Twenty teams of spellers will compete for thousands of dollars worth of prizes and the coveted Traveling Trophy. Join honorary chairs Red & Julie Goldstein, emcee Jill "J.R. Labbe, wordmaster Gary Cumbie,timekeeper Eric Fox and esteemed judges Pat Hardy of the State Board of Education and Tobi Jackson, trustee of the Fort Worth ISD for an evening you won't soon forget!! Dinner reservations are just $50 per person. Click on the words Corporate Spelling Bee above for more details.

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  • The North Texas Math Literacy Symposium will be held on Friday, February 26 at First Baptist Church Arlington from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

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  • The Tarrant Literacy Coalition's Annual Holiday Reception for our literacy partners will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 4 pm.
    Location to be announce. Mark your calendar and watch your email for more details!!

  • We are very pleased to announce that The Alcon Foundation has just contributed $10,000 to support our work with adult literacy programs. These funds will further our mission of improving the quality and increasing the quantity of adult literacy services in Tarrant County and surrounding areas. We love working with everyone at Alcon and are very grateful for their investment in our community!