Literacy Coalition

About the Coalition

Unify literacy stakeholders to coordinate resources, build awareness, and promote literacy in order for residents of Dallas to compete in the 21st century.

Promote access to quality resources to increase literacy rates for all residents of Greater Dallas.


  • 1 in 5 people live in poverty every day in Dallas County (U.S. Census 2010)

  • Nearly 500,000 adults living in Greater Dallas area do not have basic literacy skills
    (National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 2003)

  • 2 out of 5 people speak a language other than English at home in Dallas County (U.S. Census 2010)

  • 1 in 4 adults in Dallas County do not have a high school diploma or equivalent (U.S. Census 2010)

We Serve
Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County and Ellis County.

2016 Meeting Calendar

Literacy Networking meetings are open to Coalition members and stakeholders. Meetings are held at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library on the 3rd Floor, Laurie Evans Studio.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Other important dates:

COABE National Conference, April 10-13, 2016, Dallas, TX

Literacy Texas Conference, August 1-3, 2016, San Marcos, TX

Contact Us

Does your organization provide literacy services in one of the counties we serve? Interested in joining the Coalition?
Email us!

President, Jasmine Africawala
Vice-President, Shana Harrison

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Coalition Membership

Founding Members
Sustaining Members
General Members

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