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  • 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.

  • The board of directors of the Tarrant Literacy Coalition has announced a search for the next executive director of the Coalition, after the announcement that the founding director, Kathryn Thompson, will step down from her position at the end of January 2018. Qualified applicants can learn more about the opportunity on the Job Opportunities page of this website. Deadline to apply is December 10, 2017.

  • The North Texas Day of Giving was a great success for TLC and our students. We are 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 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.

  • 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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  • 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!