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Houston Center for Literacy and Mayor Sylvester Turner invite you to be a part of the Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at River Oaks Country Club.

The event chaired by community philanthropist Stephanie Tsuru is an important annual celebration recognizing the vital role of adult literacy and workplace development success for our community. It serves HCL's signature event to raise funds and community awareness about adult literacy needs throught our area.

The 2018 event will honor the Houston Dynamo/Houston Dash for their commitment to community and adult education. It willl also feature a Learner of the Year Student, selected through an essay contest, who will receive a scholarship stipend for continuing their education. Leading the Mayor's Coalition for Literacy, HCL serves as the primary hub for access to the continuum of adult education and workforece skills development services for Greater Houston.

 Stay tuned to the 2018 Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast where Mayor Sylvester Turner will share his vision about the exciting future ahead.  Click here to learn more

We cordially invite you to help us narrow the education gap in Houston by registering or donating to our 2018 Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast!


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Thank you to all our supportors who helped make our 2018 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee a success! This spectacular event benefits Houston Center for Literacy, the classes at its learning centers, and those of its partner organizations that support adult learners and make literacy work for Houston. Featuring a fun and competivite spelling bee for adults, the evening begins with a cocktails, followed by music and dinner. The highlight of the event is the adult spelling bee where multiple teams of two compete against each other until one emerges V-I-C-T-O-R-I-O-U-S!

We look forward to seeing you again in for our 27th annual evening of wordplay, laughter and fun with friends and neighbors. It'll be the place to BEE!

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2018 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee!




The Cleary Family

Stephanie and Frank Tsuru  


Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors

CenterPoint Energy

Cordua Restaurants


Caitlin and Ryan Pickard

Lauren and Max Barrett/Leigh and Chris Joseph

Sarah and Bradley Bracewell

Bruin E&P Partners, LLC

Center Coast Capital

Annie and Campbelll Eifler/ Jenni and Nick Swyka/Sydney and Robert Eifler

Brigid and John Fitzpatrick

The Garwood Family

Coble and Jeff Jorgensen/ Peyton and Alex Popp

Klein Equities

Molly and Matt LaFauci/Carol and Allen Lyons/Sofia and Owen Massey/ Laura and Michael Pipkin/ Rachel and Sebastien Solar

On the Mark Communications

Shell Shark Tank

Vinson & Elkins, LLC                                     


Sprinkles Cupcakes

Cathy Cleary

Ellie Francisco

Niki Smith



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