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Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of Midland Need to Read is to develop the literacy skills of adults so they can achieve their goals, improve their lives, and impact our community.

We seek to empower Midland County adults so that they may achieve all of their personal literacy goals. Goals include: English Language Learning (ELL); Adult Education and Literacy (AEL – reading, writing, basic math); and Digital Literacy (DL – computer & technology skills).

Our vision is that families – and therefore our community – will be transformed through adult literacy.

Our History

Midland Need to Read was organized July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1985 with a one-year grant from the Texas Education Agency. Since July 1, 1985, we have been an independent organization funded from grants, donations, and the fundraising efforts of our Board of Directors.

From 1984 to 2000, Midland College donated office space to MN2R on its main campus. Following a capital campaign in 2000, we moved to our own facility, the “Literacy House,” at 1709 West Wall Street in Midland, TX.