Program Overview

Literacy Achieves offers adult English literacy programs in Dallas, Texas.

Adult English Literacy Program

Classes are offered morning, afternoon and evening and include up to seven English proficiency levels, all with classroom and computer instruction.

Citizen preparation classes as well as one-on-one tutoring for the naturalization interview are also offered.

All classes are free of charge; both volunteers and students are asked to make a small contribution to cover the cost of their books.

  • Daytime classes are offered concurrently with the Early Childhood Education Program and provide a two-generation approach to learning. While parents are improving their English, children are preparing for elementary school and beyond.
  • Evening classes provide a convenient opportunity for adults who work during the day to improve their English literacy skills.

Early Childhood Education Program

We offer Early Childhood Education programming for children (4 months – 5 years) while their parent or guardian is simultaneously enrolled in the Adult English Literacy Program.

The Early Childhood Education Program provides a child-centered, literacy-rich environment for young children, designed to meet the unique needs of English Language Learners.

Curriculum

We believe children learn most effectively when they are actively engaged in projects that are meaningful and relatable to their own lives. Through play, children nurture relationships with themselves and others.

Our Early Childhood Program uses the Emergent curriculum. This teaching approach is a technique designed for a child, or group of children, based on their skills, interests, and needs.

Additional Resources

Our early childhood program also provides bi-weekly Parent and Child Together (PACT) Activities and Parenting Classes.

NOTE: Must have an adult student enrolled in classes to participate.

Literacy Achieves offers early childhood education programs in Dallas, Texas.
Literacy Achieves offers student support services in Dallas, Texas.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services extend Literacy Achieves’ goal of eliminating barriers to learning and self-sufficiency.

In addition to communication skills, students must also have confidence and cultural knowledge to access and navigate community resources in order to achieve personal goals.

Dedicated staff provide individualized student assistance for referrals to community resources and coordinate enrichment programs and presentations led by community partners on topics such as legal and financial resources, nutrition, family engagement, and health resources.

NOTE: Must have an adult student enrolled in classes to participate.

Student Stories

Meet Muna

Meet Muna

“After suffering through a hard life in Iraq, Baghdad, we had finally fled to America in 2009 with my husband and two children. Being a physics teacher, I taught high school although it was a very low paying job at best. The journey began when we had taken four...

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Meet Blanca

Meet Blanca

Blanca and her two sons, Cesar and Daniel attended Literacy Achieves together from 2009 -2013. Blanca continues to lead a monthly parent support group and acts as a liaison to other parents who need help. “I came to the United States from Mexico. I have two children....

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