Advocate for Literacy


Houston Center for Literacy advocates and raises awareness for public policies that strengthen the literacy landscape in our city, across Texas, and nationally. We work collaboratively with providers and coalitions in order to develop a system where state agencies, publicly funded programs, and community-based organizations create a network of literacy and adult basic education services.  Learn more about the issues we are tracking, and find out what is impacting adult literacy today. 


 Join us for:

Adult Education Advocacy Day

at the Texas Capitol

Tuesday, February 17th

9:30am to 2:00pm


Join Houston Center for Literacy, Literacy Texas, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, and fellow adult education stakeholders from across the state in Austin to show your support for the programs that move Texans and the Texas economy forward!


It will be a full day of meetings with state legislators and their staff, and we want to have a strong showing from all regions and members of the adult education community. 


Email Megan ( if your organization would like to partner or if you'd like to RSVP.



Goals: The goals for Adult Education Advocacy Day are to educate lawmakers and their staff on the importance of and need for expanded adult education services, and to continue building a united front in the adult education community statewide.


Agenda for the day:

9:30am to 10:30am

Welcome, Capitol Introduction and Tips, light breakfast served

Conference Room at Capitol


10:45am to 12:00pm

Prescheduled meetings with legislative offices


12:00pm to 12:45pm

Lunch on your own at Capitol Grill


1:00pm to 1:45pm

Prescheduled meetings with legislative offices


1:45pm to 2:00pm

Debrief and wrap-up

Conference Room at Capitol


There will be an optional conference call on Friday, February 13th from 9:00am to 10:00am to touch base with advocacy day attendees and answer any questions:


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2014 Adult Education Community Forum Series 

In the wake of state policy changes during the 2013 Legislative Sesssion, Houston Center for Literacy undertook a statewide series of community forums. The forums brought together regional stakeholers in twelve cities across the state, to talk about their policy needs and priorities and to work toward building a common voice for adult education. To read more about the project and the full report of findings, visit the Community Forum page

About Nonprofit Advocacy

The goal of HCL's advocacy effort is to increase awareness of the need for literacy services in Houston. Advocacy is a broad term that can include activities designed to increase volunteer participation, funding, awareness, research, and policy. It is vital for literacy organizations to participate in shaping the conversation about how we can improve literacy rates in our state. Advocacy is often confused with lobbying.  For more about Nonprofit adovacacy, vist the Nonprofit Advocacy page.