Who We Are

Our Mission

We provide low-income schools with highly trained tutors to ensure that children advance to grade level in reading before third grade.


Every child in Central Texas is a successful reader before third grade, setting them on a path of excellence in school and in life.


Literacy First is a homegrown program in Austin, Texas that directly responds to disparities in childhood literacy due to poverty. Therefore, our tutors are placed in Title 1 schools all over the Austin area. To address the needs of our students, each of our campuses has at least one bilingual tutor.

Literacy First’s administrative offices are in the West Pickle Research Building at the University of Texas at Austin.

Our address:

3925 West Braker Lane Suite 3.801
Austin, TX 78759