The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas will have 48 AmeriCorps members who will serve as literacy instructors across 20 non-profit, education, or state agencies in the Austin and Houston, Texas regions. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving 1,700 economically disadvantaged adults who will receive workforce development services, remedial adult education, and/or English language instruction and 100 pre-school age children who will receive literacy instruction, resulting in 50 children who will show gains in literacy skills, 1,190 adults who will show improved job readiness, and 100 adults who will secure employment. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus areas of Education and Economic Opportunity. The AmeriCorps investment of $782,400 will be met with $673,196 for a total project budget of $1,455,596. Of this amount, $289,196 is comprised of local, state, and federal funds (public funding); and $384,000 from foundation, corporate, and individual income (private funding).