Programs for Adult Education


Houston Center for Literacy advocates and rasises awareness for public policies that strengthen the literacy landscape in our city, across Texas, and nationally. We work collaboratively with providers and coalitons in order to develop a system where state agencies, publicy funded programs, and community-based organizations create a network of literacy and adult basic education services.

84th Legislative Session

Thanks to the support and time of adult education stakeholders across Texas, we've made some amazing headway this legislative session. Members of the business community, learners, workforce development professionals, and adult education providers attended Houston Center for Literacy's community forums this fall to prepare for the session. Over 60 stakeholders attended Adult Education Advocacy Day in February to continue building a statewide voice for this issue. What we've heard loud and clear across the state is that the adult education system is running at the bare minimum. In order to do more, it needs more funding.

Now, Texans who care about adult education have an opportunity to secure additional state funding thanks to strong, bipartisan leadership at the Capitol.  

Following his work as co-chair of the  Joint Interim Committee to Study Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce, Representative Jim Murphy (R-Houston) has taken action to increase state funding for adult education in Texas. Along with his colleague, Representative Sylvester Turner (D-Houston), they have filed a rider to the Texas Workforce Commission budget to increase funding for adult education by $20 million over the next two years. 















Who We Are

Houston Center for Literacy,             a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is working to improve literacy rates by connecting literacy providers and resources to support adult learners.

Our Mission

In order to boost the economy of Houston, Houston Center for Literacy strengthens providers of adult education who, in turn, provide necessary skills for underemployed citizens to fulfill their potential and become economically self-sufficient. 


Our Vision 

We envision a city where every adult is equipped with the basic skills they need to qualify for jobs that will allow them to support their families and thrive as prosperous, independent, successful members of our society.