Literacy United

A nonprofit organization

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$5,000 Goal

Literacy United was originally formed and designed to address the vastly growing need for academic assistance to lower income children. The organization started as a result of The Reading Connection's passionate leadership team witnessing first-hand a continued decline of public-school education, especially in lower income districts. (The Reading Connection, along with its Certified Reading Specialists (M.Ed. / M.A. or Ph.D. / Ed.D.), also provide the same teaching space, services, expertise and time to serve the at-risk, low-income students of Literacy United.) Teacher lay-offs, increasing class sizes, and alarming teacher turn-over are but a few reasons why public education has suffered. Through charitable donations, Literacy United provides reading assessment and intervention services at highly discounted to zero-cost rates to children of less-privileged families who reside in disadvantaged Tarrant County neighborhoods. Literacy United serves both individuals and groups of "at-risk" kids in the Fort Worth area with the greatest academic needs.

The good news is that Literacy United makes a very positive impact in these children's lives. Through Literary United's concentrated teaching methods, learning abilities of children in the program always sharply improve. In nearly every single case, reading and comprehension grows between 2.0 and 3.5 years in less than a year of Literacy United's help - categorized as "statistically significant" in evaluating effectiveness of an academic program. One (of many) examples is a sixth grader who entered the program reading at a second-grade level, and after only eight months of training, now reads at close to his sixth-grade level. Numerical measurements aside, growth in these children's new-found confidence in the classroom is immeasurable, propelling them on their pathway to succeed in the school environment.

Our Needs

Literacy United needs funds to support our reading assessment and intervention programs at under served agencies as well as individuals who cannot afford these critical reading services. We also need funds to purchase books which are distributed to children in organizations and schools that are in traditionally underserved areas. 

Mission

Our mission is to serve economically disadvantaged children and adults with complex and significant reading needs.

Needs

Equity Statement

Literacy United Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Literacy United and its Board of Directors are committed to creating a nondiscriminatory environment that treats all employees and stakeholders with respect and dignity. The Board of Directors for Literacy United consists of an ethnically and gender diverse group of individuals. They agree that there is immense value in having a diverse and inclusive mindset. It is our promise to bring diversity, inclusion, and equity to all aspects of our mission. We will lead with these notions at the forefront of our actions and expect that our employees will do the same.

At Literacy United we embrace and encourage an equal opportunity for employment to individuals regardless of age, race, color, creed, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other similarly protected status in accordance with federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Literacy United

Tax id (EIN)

27-4344844

Guidestar

Causes

Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$500,000 - $999,999

Counties Served

Tarrant

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Address

3145 McCart Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Phone

817-924-2000

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