Programs For You
Literacy Lubbock prides itself on helping where the need is greatest. To that end, we’ve made numerous programs designed to promote literacy from the tiniest of tots to the back-to-school adult.
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Literacy Lubbock advances literacy issues endeavoring to reach both the literate, who have difficulty believing in or supporting a problem so well hidden or disguised as to appear inconsequential or nonexistent, and the illiterate, who have difficulty simply believing in themselves, or seeking help fearful of exposure and the risk of further embarrassment and additional failure. We strive for dissolution of shame and the resolution of literacy issues toward an attainment of goals and the opportunity to fulfill life dreams through literacy. Literacy Lubbock uniquely provides a service that lasts a lifetime, because once you’ve learned to read, Reading Is Forever.
Literacy Lubbock provided substantial literacy training and support to 522 adult learners in 2014. 17 of these adult learners passed the entire GED test to obtain this vital credential. The GED Program had an average of 217 active students. The Barton Dyslexia program provided dyslexia training in reading to 27 adult learners. The Adult Literacy Laubach Beginning Reading Program had 26 adult learners. The English as a Second Language Program provided language training to 266 adult learners from 37 countries. The majority of Literacy Lubbock’s adult learners live near or below the Federal Poverty Level.
How We Started
Over 25 years ago, two wonderful ladies with a background in education decided to create Literacy Lubbock to give everyone who is interested the opportunity to help those in need. Helping the community grew to become a permanent part of the lives of our members.
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Julie Laughlin, Executive Director
Julie Laughlin, Executive Director, has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Sciences from Texas Tech University. Before coming to Literacy Lubbock, Julie was employed at South Plains College as the Project Coordinator of the Tech Prep Program. Julie maintains all bookkeeping records. Julie is acting communication liaison between other staff members and the Board. Acting as a fundraising coordinator, Julie works closely with the Director of Operations and Development in team planning, facilitating and record keeping for fundraising programs.
Elizabeth Laughlin, Director of Operations and Development
Elizabeth Laughlin, Director of Operations and Development, has a Bachelor's degree in English from Texas Tech University and a Master's from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She volunteered with the agency for five years, assisting in event planning and social media management, and now, as a full-time employee, works to broaden Literacy Lubbock's impact on the community. Acting as the fundraiser and marketing coordinator, Elizabeth supports the agency in brand recognition, social media, and donations.
Gwen Moore, Director of Volunteer Programs
Gwen Moore, Director of Volunteer Programs, earned a Bachelor’s of General Studies from Texas Tech University and a Master’s of International Relations from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Before returning to her hometown and joining Literacy Lubbock, she worked in international education and in volunteer management. Gwen is the primary contact for students and volunteers who want to participate in the GED, ESL, Basic Reading, or Tiny Tots programs.