We fulfill our mission by offering a variety of support services, with a particular focus on achieving racially equitable outcomes for growing readers, including one-to-one literacy interventions, teacher and staff training, instructional coaching, data-centered advising, and bilingual and culturally relevant reading resources and interventions.
We embody the spirit of service in pursuit of educational equity
and every child’s right to read.
We achieve quality impact through continual learning, meaningful evaluation,
and advancing expertise in literacy.
We embrace community strengths through respectful and intentional collaboration
with students, parents, tutors, teachers, and partners.
We nurture an inclusive culture where our diverse staff, tutors, partners, and participants engage in honest, supportive interactions and find a sense of belonging.
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 in Central Texas. 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.
3925 West Braker Lane Suite 3.801
Austin, TX 78759