Join Mayor Annise Parker in Supporting Houston Center for Literacy




"Houston Center for Literacy was established in 1988 by the Mayor and City Council to coordinate and advocate for adult literacy efforts in Houston.  I am proud to continue supporting this outstanding organization, which hopes for a 100% literate Houston, and encourage all Houstonians to familiarize themselves with its mission.  Low-literacy is the root cause of almost all social ills, including crime rates, dropout rates, joblessness, homelessness, social injustice and health issue inequities.  Education is the key to a better Houston and I am committed to supporting the organization."

 --Mayor Annise Parker

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 Vision

HCL strives to create a literate, prepared workforce by building high capacity, effective and top performing literacy agencies and programs throughout the greater Houston area. This work is done through best practice and resource distribution, advocacy, and volunteer training and placement.