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Literacy Achieves (formerly VMLC) - West Dallas

Listing Last Update: February 24, 2020


1018 Gallagher Street
Dallas, TX 75212

Primary Contact

Leticia Bustamante

(214) 265-5057 Ext:304

Educational services

  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

We offer classes fall and spring (12 week semesters) Monday thru Thursday (morning, afternoon) and Tuesday/Thursday evening). We offer multiple levels of ESL for adults and during morning and afternoon classes we have an early childhood program for the young children (ages 4 months to 5 years) of our adult students. Daytime students come 4 days a week and evening students come 2 days a week.

Mission Statement

The mission of Literacy Achieves is to equip non-English speaking adults and their young children with English literacy and life skills to promote self-sufficiency and the overall well-being of our students, their families and the greater community.

Hours of operation: 9:00-11:00am, 12:30-2:30pm (Monday-Thursday) and 7:00-8:45pm (Tuesday/Thursday)

Cost info: Classes are free but students are asked to pay $35 for books.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

My number one goal in life is to get a good job where I can help my family – somewhere I can be confident with my English. Growing up in Mexico I never went to school – the school was very far away and my father said it was too dangerous for us to walk there. I came to Literacy Achieves to learn English. I have one daughter – she is 3 ½ years old and she loves coming to school with me. She and I learn English together – she helps me and I help her. My favorite thing about Literacy Achieves is the teachers – they are always available to answer our questions and they are so patient with us. They really help us learn! - Maria, student at Literacy Achieves

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