Events and News

Upcoming Events

Eddy County Literacy Conversation


Monday March 6, 2023


Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center,
4012 National Parks Hwy,
Carlsbad, NM 88220


National Literacy Month

Glasscock County
Gaines County
Andrews County


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

2022 State of Education

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: Bush Convention Center 105 N. Main Street, Midland, TX 79701 Panelists: 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…

2022 Permian Basin Literacy Summit

August 30, 2022 PERMIAN BASIN LITERACY SUMMIT 2022 HOBBS, NEW MEXICO 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…