LIFT is Moving to Opportunity Center in 2013!
Opportunity Center will provide an “action center” for thousands of our neighbors interested in finding and creating better, more productive, self-sufficient lives for themselves and their families.
LIFT will relocate its headquarters from downtown Dallas to Opportunity Center in 2013. The Center is located just south of Deep Ellum at I-30 and Malcolm X Blvd., 1.4 miles from our current location.Every person coming to Opportunity Center will be able to be lifted up through the services and collaboration of LIFT, CitySquare, and Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas. We will be able to accommodate more English as a Second Language, Adult Literacy, and GED Preparation classes at the campus.
Workforce Solutions, to which LIFT is an approved vendor, will provide employment resources, complementing CitySquare’s food pantry, wellness center, job training programs, AmeriCorps team, Project Access health navigators and Food on the Move summer meal program.
To find out more and get involved, contact Lauren McCarthy at 214-824-2000 ext. 230.
June 1st: Be-A-Friend Bring-A-Friend
Join us Saturday, June 1st from 10-11a.m. to learn more about LIFT and how you can help adults in our community reach their goals through literacy. You'll meet the staff, mingle with current and future LIFT volunteers, and take a guided tour of our new facility at Opportunity Center with Lisa Hembry (LIFT President/CEO.) Light Refreshments will be provided, guests are welcome! Please RSVP by May 30th.
June 25th: Half Price Books Presents: Literacy Speaks Featuring Donalyn Miller Author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Reader in Every Child
Our Literacy Speaks series continues Tuesday, June 25th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. when Half Price Books presents Donalyn Miller. She is author of the The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Reader in Every Child (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and writes The Book Whisperer Blog for Education Week Teacher. Her articles about teaching, reading, and education policy have appeared in such publications as Educational Leadership and The Washington Post. Please by RSVP June 23rd.