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Literacy Launch

October 6, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Literacy First invites you to the 2022 Literacy Launch! Join us to learn more about the program, the state of early literacy in Central Texas, and how we’re responding to support more students. The morning will begin with a light breakfast networking reception and expert panel discussion, followed by the official swearing in of 2022-2023 Literacy First AmeriCorps tutors.

Not in Austin? Please mark your calendars – a livestream of the Swearing In will be available around 10:30am, for those who aren’t able to attend in person.

Access the Facebook livestream HERE.


WHEN: Thursday, October 6th, 2022, 8:30am. Program will run from 9:00am-11:45am.

WHERE: Joe C. Thompson Conference Center
2405 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX 78712


Meet Dr. Claire Hagen Alvarado, Literacy First Director

Expert panel discussion on high-impact tutoring

  • Dr. Alexis Juusola, Managing Director of Multilingual Education at KIPP Texas Public Schools
  • Dr. Annette Tielle, Del Valle ISD Superintendent
  • Dr. David Kauffman, Kauffman Education LLC & Assistant Professor of Practice at UT-Austin
  • Marisol Foster, Executive Director of Webber Family Foundation & Literacy First Advisory Board Chair

Read aloud with filmmaker, author, and youth literacy activist e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Official swearing in of 2022-2023 Literacy First AmeriCorps Tutors. Remarks from AmeriCorps alumni, Juan Tornoe and Sheena Moore

PARKING: Guests should park in Lot 40 at the corner of E Dean Keeton and Red River. Following submission of your RSVP, you will be emailed a printable parking pass prior to the event. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 4th to obtain your parking pass on time.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Rachel Mallernee at rmallernee@austin.utexas.edu



October 6, 2022
8:30 am - 11:45 am