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Love Comes First, an Evening with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

November 1, 2023

November 1st, 2023 Love Comes First, an Evening with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush The Laura Bush Ladies for Literacy and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are excited to present “Love Comes First, an evening with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush:…

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Announcing 2023 Sub-Grants

September 27, 2023

September 27, 2023 Announcing 2023 Sub-Grants Increasing Support For Literacy Programs In The Region   The Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin (LCPB) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 sub-grants, aimed at empowering adult education providers and literacy initiatives in the Permian Basin. The LCPB will annually provide grant dollars to organizations…

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Executive Director’s Letter

July 24, 2023

By John Trischitti III Executive Director, Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin   With the release of our first annual report, the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin celebrates its 2nd year of working to improve literacy rates across the 22-county area we serve. Since our founding, we have impacted over 10,000 individuals through sub-grants,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Past Events

Ladies for Literacy – Love Comes First

Love Comes First, An Evening with the Bush Sisters   Thursday November 2, 2023 5:30 PM VIP 7:00 PM Dinner and Program Former First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush Coming to Midland Texas to Discuss the Power of Literacy   Benefiting the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin and the Laura W.…

POWER Bag Pack

When: May 20th, 2023 9:00 AM At this event volunteers gathered to pack POWER Bags to provide a POWER Bag to every mother who gives birth at one of our local hospitals. Upon discharge, medical staff will inform mothers about speaking, interacting, and reading to the newborn. Each mother will be given a POWER Bag…

Bush Sisters Event

When: May 9th, 2023 1:30 PM Connie Tine from The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and John Trischitti from the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin met to announce the co-sponsor and evening with Jenna and Barbara Bush, daughters of Laura and President George W. Bush. This Sisters event will take place Nov…

World Literacy Summit

When: April 1st – 6th, 2023 Executive Director John Trischitti III was asked to speak and moderate a session at the World Literacy Summit at Oxford in London on April 4th, 2023. Where: London, England

Eddy County Conversation

When: March 6th, 2023 Led by community leaders interested in literacy and education initiatives over a thousand educators and interested parties gathered to hear Dr. Perryman, Shannon Johnson, John Trischitti, Tracee Bentley, Christine Quesada, Khush Ghadiali, Kate Hoback, and Travis Gibb, Michael Speir, Denis B. Asay, and Mike Rocha.

Eddy County Literacy Convening

When: Monday March 6, 2023 Where: Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220

Quarterly Coalition Convening

When: Monday March 6, 2023 Where: Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220

Miss Texas Visits

When: January 23rd – 25th, 2023 24th Miss Texas visits YWLA, WTNB 25th Miss Texas visits Coahoma Elementary, Big Spring Elementary LLCPB hosted Miss Texas (Averie Bishop) visit to Midland Texas and surrounding areas in order to raise awareness and emphasizing the importance of reading and education to the local students within the Permian Basin.…

Mission Agape Christmas Blessing

When: December 17th, 2022 LCPB partnered with Mission Agape to donate books to families during their Christmas event.   Where: Mission Agape location in Midland, Texas.

Sub Grant Check Distributions

When: December 1st – 13th, 2022 LCPB made rounds to 13 different literacy providers and programs throughout their service area in order to help pay for tutors, GED tests for students, or curriculum.