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announcementsWhat's happening at Literacy Advance?
What's happening in Houston?
What important information do you need to know?
Find out here!

Free tax help

Neighborhood Tax Centers are open NOW

neighborhood centersGet FREE help with your tax return. 

Don't pay a big fee. Get more money to take home!

Find locations here (English and Spanish).

Check Facebook if there is Bad Weather

Find out if class is on

facebookIf there is bad weather, Literacy Advance might close.

Sometimes we will not have time to call you to tell you that there is no class.

Check Facebook! Look for this picture:

weather information

There will be information on Facebook in bad weather. Then you will know if there is class or not.

You can check Facebook even if you do not have a Facebook account. 

Classes in West Houston

Do you live in Brookshire, Waller, or Katy?

waller classLiteracy Advance has an office in west Houston - in the United Way Center in Waller County. We have classes there.

Do you live in Brookshire, or Waller County, or Katy? Maybe these classes are in a good place for you. Look on the map here.

There is no wait at this location right now. If you register here, you can start class very soon.

Do you want more information? Call 281.766.4724.

Classes in The Bay Area

Do you live in Clear Lake, League City, or Friendswood?

bay area eslLiteracy Advance has an office in south Houston - in the Bay Area United Way Center. We have classes there.

Do you live in Clear Lake, League City, or Friendswood? Maybe these classes are in a good place for you. Look on the map here.

There is no wait at this location right now. If you register here, you can start class very soon.

Do you want more information? Call 281.282.6032.

Emergency Assistance at Wesley Community Center

wesley community centerYou can get help with:

- rent assistance
- food
- connections to other community programs


Details are on the Wesley Community Center website.

Food Co-Operative Program at Wesley Community Center

food cooperative
Special Program - get 2x the food you pay for!

Details on the Wilcrest Student Information Board or at the Wesley Community Center website.

Free Baby Formula for Emergencies

LIFE Houston logoIs your baby hungry?

Free baby formula for emergencies at LIFE Houston.

Call 713-528-6044 or go to lifehouston.org.

Please turn your cell phone off

cell phone banPlease turn your cell phone OFF while you are at Literacy Advance.

If you need to talk, please go outside the office.

Please do NOT talk on your phone in the foyer, in the hall, or in the classrooms. It is noisy and disrupts others.

United Way Referral Service - 2-1-1 online!

211The United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Directory lets you search by ZIP code, service category, service keyword, or even by agency or program name.

United way THRIVE

united way thriveTHRIVE is a program that helps families achieve their goals - they can help with money, jobs and education. It's FREE to be involved! If you would like more information about THRIVE, talk to Diana, our Transition Coach.

phone iconIMPORTANT: Call the Student Absence Voicemail!

The Student Absence Voicemail is 281.849.4393. This is an automated service so please speak clearly and slowly. Please call this number to tell us about ALL ABSENCES. If you need to speak to the staff about anything other than an absence, please call the office at 713.266.8777.

Last updated: Friday, February 24, 2017
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