The mission of the Adult Reading Center is to provide free instruction to adults with limited English literacy skills. We provide a nurturing environment that improves reading, writing and basic communication skills in order to help equip:
•Parents with the language skills needed to empower their children; and
•All adults with the language skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
We do this by providing classroom instruction, individual tutoring, and computer-based training. We partner with community organizations that provide opportunities to transition into career training.
This short video was shown for the first time at the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's 2013 A Celebration of Reading. It shines a light on an important issue that affects us all and includes one of the Adult Reading Center's GED students and her daughter. We salute Neil and Maria Bush and the newly formed Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation for their commitment to helping Grow a Literate Community! We Can – We Must.
Read Adult Reading Center Nora Figueroa's success story in the March/April 2013 issue of the Texas Adult & Family Literacy Quarterly.
On March 28th, a record crowd of 502 attended the Red Hat Literacy Luncheon, raising $45,000 to support our mission.
The Adult Reading Center Annual Report.