View Full Version : Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc.

01-22-2012, 07:56 PM
The mission of Texas HOPE Literacy is to transform offenders through peer literacy education within a Christian framework in order for them to successfully re-enter society as productive and contributing members of their community. The vision of Texas HOPE Literacy is to be the model literacy and life skills program for all prisons. Texas HOPE Literacy & Life Skills University (THLLSU) offers a far-reaching interfaith Christian faculty network of professional volunteers that serve incarcerated individuals. Founded in 1997, Texas HOPE Literacy has helped thousands of offenders improve their academic levels and get their GED. Many have seen their reading and math earned achievement scores increase 3-6 grade levels in a matter of months; some of these have obvious learning disabilities or are functionally illiterate. In over 15 years, HOPE has expanded from a single classroom at the Gatesville Units and Hutchins State Jail to the development of a unique HOPE Community Model, currently serving women at the Dawson State Jail in Dallas, Texas. Texas HOPE Literacy is an existing initiative, and has served as the leading volunteer literacy program in Texas prisons. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice salutes HOPE as the “premier volunteer initiative that has provide our offenders with outstanding services to assist in their transition back into the community.” In 2006, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice recommended Texas HOPE Literacy for its 3rd Texas Governor’s Award for Community Capacity Builder. Prior Texas Governor’s awards were 2005 for the Most Innovative Program - HOPE Community Model, and 2000 for the Religious Volunteer of the Year award. What we know is the program works when the participants really want to change. The majority stay connected to the HOPE Family post-release through the Texas HOPE Literacy FanPages and the HOPE Family annual reunion

01-23-2012, 04:52 PM
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