At the Literacy Coalition, we live and breathe our values. We are committed to re-evaluating and rethinking the way we work. We engage partners to maximize our network of resources. We value genuine interactions to maximize our strengths. We affect social change to meet the needs of the communities we serve. And we hold ourselves, our clients and our partners to high standards.

Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps


Our board is a diverse group of experienced professionals who are passionate about ensuring families and individuals can gain the skills they need to reach their full potential.



Bryan Lauer, Chair
Scott Douglass & McConnico

Ian BurkVice Chair
Upland Software

Kim Davis, Immediate Past Chair
Charles Schwab

Monica Fernandes, Secretary
Texas Capital Bank

Alan MayerTreasurer

Rajiv Bala
Bala Investments

Evan Erdberg
Proximity Learning, Inc.

Bianca Garcia
Travis County District Attorney's Office

Joey Gray
Baker Botts LLP

Nichole Prescott
University of Texas System

Jim Skelding
Community Volunteer

Marcus Strenk

Jonathan Engel

Retta Van Auken
Founder, Emeritus