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Student Resources

Houston Center for Literacy is constantly striving toward its vision of a 100% literate Houston. By supporting a coalition of organizations who provide learners with the education they need to prepare for the future. 

Literacy providers offer adults classes in the following areas:

  • GED preparation
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Family Literacy
  • Computer Literacy
  • Health Literacy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Civics/Citizenship
  • Mayor's Coalition 

Looking for a Literacy Class? Dial 2-1-1

Through a special partnership between the United Way of Greater Houston and Houston Center for Literacy, you can now find the closest literacy center to you by calling the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you find an ESL, adult basic education or GED prep class in your area.

To find a literacy class near you, please dial 2-1-1 or click here.


Looking for a Literacy Class?

Literacy providers throughout the Greater Houston area offer a variety of classes in adult basic education. Simply dial 2-1-1 to find a literacy provider near you or click the link below.

Find a Literacy Provider

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.