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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.

  • Teachers, tutors, volunteers and administrators trained (2021)
    Teachers, tutors, volunteers and administrators trained (2021)


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    Volunteer Hours (2021)


  • Callers referred into programs (2021)
    Callers referred into programs (2021)


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 LEARN for Life, 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.

What's New

We are pleased to bring you a night of entertainment and laughter by joining forces with our emcee, KERA’s Krys Boyd, host of the nationally acclaimed call-in-radio program “Think,” and our speakers, “A Way with Words” radio co-hosts and language experts Martha Barnette & Grant Barrett, to present "Lead with Literacy!"

November 13th from 8 AM to 2 PM

The DFW Literacy Symposium is back for year 5, and this time we brought our friends Literacy ConneXus to provide you back to back days of the most impactful and relevant professional development and training for adult education and literacy available! Join us for topics on basic literacy, English language acquisition, digital literacy and resources, high school equivalency, social media and navigating the world of adult education during COVID-19.

Our Partners

  • Acme Brick & Tile
    Acme Brick & Tile
  • Alcon Foundation
    Alcon Foundation
  • Atmos Energy
    Atmos Energy
  • United Way of Tarrant County
    United Way of Tarrant County