Literacy is more than knowing how to read.
The definition of literacy has evolved from the ability to read and use printed materials at an extremely basic level to using printed and written information to function in society, achieve one's goals and develop one's knowledge and potential.
We believe everyone should have the skills they need to reach their full potential.
To function in society, achieve their goals and develop their potential, families and individuals must:
- Understand medical instructions
- Use a computer
- Have a solid command of the English language
- Navigate the transit and workforce systems
- Help prepare their kids for school
The Literacy Coalition improves the quality and increases the availability of literacy services for Central Texans.
We envision a community that is 100 percent literate, employable and engaged.
The core strategy of the organization is to embed its high-quality, proven programming in the business, healthcare and nonprofit sectors. Programs and services are designed to deepen the impact of local nonprofits, strengthen the business workforce, and build stronger communities.
Thoughtful Innovation: We are committed to reevaluating and rethinking the way we work. We encourage employees, partners and the community at large to bring new ideas to the table as we address the needs of our communities.
Collaborative Community: We engage partners to maximize our network of resources, implement outside ideas, and keep a pulse on the issues facing our communities.
Authenticity: We value genuine interactions to maximize our strengths and acknowledge our limitations.
Social Impact: We are driven to affect social change to deliver effective research-based solutions and meet the needs of our clients and the communities we serve.
Professionalism: We hold our clients, partners and ourselves to high standards. We develop leaders in relevant fields of expertise.