Tarrant Literacy Coalition via Crowdrise
December 11, 2013
While the reasons for dropping out of school are varied, the people who contact the Tarrant Literacy Coalition asking for help all have one thing in common. They’re mothers, fathers, grandparents…aunts and uncles who want to improve their reading, writing and language skills so they can do more for their family. They want to get a better job to support their kids or to be able to help them with homework so that they graduate from high school. The men and women who enroll in our GED program have a long term goal for themselves and their families; they just need a little help to get there.
The Tarrant Literacy Coalition helps adults complete the education they didn’t finish in high school so that they can obtain a stable job, move up in the work place, or enroll in community college. We help immigrants and refugees find community programs where they learn to speak, read and write English.
Our students are some of the most hard-working members of our community. Many of them hold down several jobs, care for their children, and still dedicate hundreds of hours to attending classes and studying. They know they aren’t just doing this for themselves; they’re changing the quality of their own lives as well as future generations.
The Tarrant Literacy Coalition relies on trained volunteers and visionary donors who help our students succeed. We get to know our students on a personal level, implementing individual learning plans for each student. This method has led to a retention rate of nearly double the national average in our GED program and an extremely high graduation rate in our Project BEST GED class.
An education opens the door to opportunity for our students. When parents are struggling to help their children with school work because they never finished high school or because they don't read well, or because they don't speak, read or write English, the Tarrant Literacy Coalition can help. One phone call to our Literacy HelpLine will put them in touch with a community program where a caring volunteer will help them improve their literacy skills.
The Tarrant Literacy Coalition changes lives! Join us - invest in the work we are doing today and you'll be making an investment in the future. And your support will be matched by the Perlman Foundation to go even further and last even longer.