Gateway to American Opportunities *(GAO) sustains reading programs for non-English speaking individuals in rural East Texas Counties and addresses this problem:

Non-English speaking people lack English language skills to achieve self sufficiency and full participation in the community.
GAO will increase English and literacy skills opportunities for adults, using a web of services through a collaborative network of staff and volunteers from the following areas:

Community-based Agencies
Literacy Councils
Rural Schools
Plant Farms

GAO has recieved support/funding from:

Verizon & Dollar General Literacy Foundations.

ProLiteracy Fund
       ProLiteracy National Book Fund/2012 awarded books  in the amount of $2,941.60 to Literacy@Work and A Circle of Ten, Inc’s (C10) regional partners. The award includes GED Preparation books and English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum.   The books will be presented to adult students and tutors/instructors at C10 partnering literacy sites in Cherokee, Rusk, Smith and Wood Counties. The National Book Fund (NBF) provides adult basic education and literacy programs throughout the United States with New Readers Press books and other educational resources needed to support their literacy initiatives.  The NBF funds organizations providing services in the following areas: basic literacy, adult basic education, English as a second language (ESL), and family literacy.  To date ProLiteracy has provided almost 1,500 grant awards totaling over $2.6 million worth of materials to organizations in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  For additional info regarding the ProLiteracy organization and the National Book Fund go to
TX State Library & Archives Commission
Banks via CRA
Gateway to American Opportunities:  205 E Commerce, Suite 208 Jacksonville TX 75766
903-589-6900    (f)903-541-0014     Email:

Texas State Library and Archives CommissionThis project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). (2015)