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.
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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.
TLC's annual fundraiser, normally held every April and featuring corporate sponsors and guests competing in a spelling bee in support of every adult learner in Tarrant County, is taking on a new form in 2020. This year, for the public’s safety and to comply with social distancing recommendations and limited gatherings, we have had to forego our annual Spellabration and pivot to an online raffle and auction, with proceeds going to empower adult learners and those who teach them with resources, tools and classes that can help them navigate the changing digital environment.
Tarrant Literacy Coalition and Literacy Connexus are coming together to bring the community the first in a series of kickoff events for North Texas Giving Day 2019. Join us at Tommy's Hamburger Grill and Patio (2455 Forest Park Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76110) on Tuesday, August 13th from 5 - 9PM. It will be a great way to get to know each other better, find out about the great programs and events we have planned for the coming months as we strive to provide "Literacy for All", enjoy some great food, and get excited about North Texas Giving Day!
You don't want to miss this event - see you there!
The 10th Anniversary & Spellabration, set for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6 pm at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is now SOLD OUT! The evening will celebrate a decade of service in Tarrant County and surrounding areas to adult learners and those who teach them. In the spring of 2009, TLC was established after almost two years of work by a dedicated group of volunteers and a successful Corporate Spelling Bee that was hosted by the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. This year's event will pay tribute to students, volunteers, donors and supporters who have participated in programs of the Coalition over the past ten years. Stay tuned for photos and updates of this great event!