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2022 State of Education


Wednesday, November 16, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Bush Convention Center
105 N. Main Street,
Midland, TX 79701


John Trischitti, Ill
Executive Director
Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin

Mark Palmer
Abell-Hanger Foundation, CEO
Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin, Board Chair

Adrian Carrasco
Premier Energy Services, Owner
Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin, Director

MaryAnn Beninati
Head of Human Resources, Lower 48


Kate Williamson
Development Manager
Young Womens leadership Academy

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National Literacy Month

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2022 Midland Chamber of Commerce annual State of Education lunch

November 15, 2022

By Mark Palmer CEO, Abell-Hanger Foundation   On November 16th, the Midland Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual State of Education lunch. The topic is literacy in the Permian Basin. Please come and learn about the issue and what you can do in your sphere of influence to improve our condition. The Literacy Coalition…


Impact of Illiteracy on Healthcare

October 4, 2022

By Eileen Piwetz, Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin Board Member.   Today, “the majority of counties in the Permian Basin rank among the least literate and least educated in the United States” (Adult Literacy Needs Assessment 2022.) The national impact-according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 9 out of 10 adults struggle…


September is National Literacy Month

September 6, 2022

Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin Bringing Awareness to Critical Issue in the Area MIDLAND, TX – For the month of September, the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin is launching several campaigns and programs to bring awareness to the literacy issues facing our West Texas community. Right now, one in three adults in the…


Literacy Matters

July 1, 2022

Introduction Literacy is a big deal. It affects all of us, whether we realize it or not. For example, if you can’t read well, then you won’t be able to understand the instructions on a medicine bottle or how to make that report at work. If your kids can’t read well, they’ll struggle in school…


Past Events

August 30, 2022


The Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin (LCPB) in partnership with the Abell-Hanger Foundation, FMH Foundation, Prentice Farrar & Alline Ford Brown Foundation, Permian Strategic Partnership would like to invite you to join the Permian Basin Literacy Summit.

This free, invitation-only event will be held on August 30, 2022 from 10:30AM to 1 :30PM at New Mexico Junior College HTO 125A Training Room in Hobbs, New Mexico:

• An interactive working session to explore the findings from LCPB's
comprehensive needs assessment of adult literacy in the Permian Basin including
featured speakers Sen. Gay Kernan and Dr. Ray Perryman.

• A discussion about how we can collaborate to improve our region's family and
adult literacy system in the years to come.

• A lunch provided to all attendees.

Thanks for all you do and we look forward to seeing you on August 30th.
Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin