What's New

  • 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.

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 Adult Education and Literacy Call Center at 817-402-7555 weekdays, or complete this form and we will contact you.

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