Literacy Advance of Houston

Rating: 5 stars   24 reviews

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Location: 2424 Wilcrest Drive Ste. 120 Houston TX 77042 USA

Mission: Transforming lives and communities through the doorway of literacy.
Results: Adult students who have completed Literacy Advance classes have gone on to further study, better jobs, US citizenship, and more!
Programs: ABE (Adult Basic Education) - one-on-one help for adults who speak English, but need help with their basic reading and writing literacy. ESL (English as a Second Language) - small-group, skills-based help to communicate better in English.
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EIN 23-7228302
713-266-8777
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just got started volunteering for Literacy Advance. This has been such an overwheming satisfation for me to be able to give to these students. I've enjoyed every minute of teaching and look forward to meeting new and interesting people. The staff here is awesome!!!!!!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have found Literacy Advance to be one of the most rewarding, enlightening and interesting organizations I have volunteered for to date. The staff, resources and experience of other long term volunteers are all absolutely wonderful. I teach ‘while you wait’ ESL classes. These are adults from every corner of the world who are working hard at assimilating themselves into our language and culture. What a wonderful place to lend a hand.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with many different organizations and Literacy Advance is by far the best! For the past three years, I have been tutoring ESL classes and leading trainings for new tutors. Literacy Advance classes are free to students. Because of this, they are so appreciative and grateful to the tutors. It is an incredibly rewarding experience to see them improve as they learn new vocabulary and gain confidence in English. What makes Literacy Advance exceptionally, though, is the support the volunteers receive from the staff. From the fantastic training session to the everyday communications and announcements, the staff ensures that volunteers are equipped to be great tutors, even if it is their first time in a tutoring role. I highly recommend Literacy Advance. Volunteering with them is a wonderful experience. Seeing a student get a new job or get their driver's license because of the English skills they have gained in your class is unforgettable!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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