Our Story

The Historical Timeline of Literacy Achieves

1997
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1997

Getting Started

Vickery Meadow Learning Center founded as nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) – first classes met in apartment clubhouses.

1999
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1999

Our First Property

Acquired property in Vickery Meadow and began daytime classes with concurrent childcare.

2002
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2002

Classroom Expansion

Expanded classroom space at Vickery Meadow Campus.

2003
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2003

Early Childhood

Formalized Early Childhood Education Program.

2008
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2008

More Classrooms!

Added 1,800 SF additional classrooms to Vickery Meadow Campus.

2009
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2009

West Dallas

Opened first satellite campus in West Dallas

2015
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2015

East Dallas

Began serving East Dallas as result of merger with nonprofit, English Language Ministry (ELM)

2016
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2016

Serving Students

Formalized Student Services Program.

2017
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2017

Name Change

Changed name to Literacy Achieves to reflect our growth.

2020
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2020

Going Online!

Moved programming to fully online due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

2021
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2021

COVID-19

Provided more than $200,000 worth of direct financial assistance to families impacted by COVID-19 in January 2021.

2021
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2021

In-Person Classes Return

Classes returned to in-person, while continuing to offer online programming in summer 2021.

2023
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2023

New CEO

Vicki Keifer joins Literacy Achieves as CEO.