Professional Development

Houston Center for Literacy provides adult literacy professional development conferences and trainings for teachers and staff, faith based organizations, and volunteers and tutors. We also partner with other organizations, to offer on-going best practice literacy training regionally and nationally, and support other literacy organizations offering professional development courses.

Please email Karen Riddle Slater at karen.slater@houliteracy.org with any questions regarding professional development or to tell HCL about upcoming professional development training at your literacy organization that you would like share with other providers.


Provider meetings are on the second Friday of the month.

Upcoming meeting time and location TBD.






HCL is Here for You

Are you part of an adult literacy organization in the greater Houston area? We would love for your organization to become a member of the Mayor's Coalition for Literacy.  HCL provides support to members of the Coalition through professional development courses, classroom resources, Mayor's Challenge Grants, and much more.

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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 sills they need to qualify for jobs that will allow them to support their families and thirve as prosperous, independent, successful members of our society.