Literacy is more than knowing how to read.
In today's world, literacy is about using printed and written information to function in society, achieve one's goals and develop one's knowledge and potential. At the Literacy Coalition, 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:
- 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.
VISION: We envision a community that is 100 percent literate, employable and engaged.
STRATEGY: The core strategy of the organization is to embed its high-quality, proven programming in the business, education and workforce sectors outside of the K-12 system to end the intergenerational cycle of poverty and illiteracy. Programs and services are designed to deepen the impact of local nonprofits, strengthen the business workforce, and build stronger communities.
In 2001, a wide network of literacy providers and community leaders founded the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas in response to the need for a centralized location for literacy services.
Today, the Literacy Coalition works hard to ensure that families and individuals can have the skills needed to reach their full potential. By embedding its high-quality programming in the business, healthcare and nonprofit sectors, the Literacy Coalition helps strengthen the business workforce, bolster nonprofit programs 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.