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Melanie Fisk Named Executive Director

Houston, TX (October 2016) – The Literacy Advance of Houston Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Fisk as its Executive Director effective December 15, 2016. Melanie is currently the Vice President of Client Services at SEARCH Homeless Services. She returns to Literacy Advance after serving as the agency’s Executive Director from 2011–2014.

“The Board is both honored and fortunate to have Melanie Fisk return to lead Literacy Advance”, stated Brad Spalding, President of the agency’s Board of Directors. “The experience Melanie gained directing three of SEARCH’s four program departments, combined with her extensive knowledge of nonprofit organizations and the adult literacy field, will serve Literacy Advance as it seeks to increase its programs and impact throughout the Houston region. She returns to Literacy Advance a more seasoned executive with a wealth of managerial experience and a commitment to innovation in improving literacy programming.”

Melanie earned Master’s Degrees in both Social Work and Business Administration from the University of Houston. She completed an undergraduate degree in Sociology at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and previously served on the Board of Literacy Texas and the Advisory Board of the Houston Center for Literacy.

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The mission of Literacy Advance of Houston is to transform lives and communities through the doorway of literacy. Founded in 1964, Literacy Advance is the oldest and largest community-based literacy organization in Houston, providing student-centered literacy programming for those at the beginning stages of literacy and working with partners to connect students to their next steps toward self-sufficiency.

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