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Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of Midland Need to Read is to enhance lives of Midland County adults through literacy.

We seek to empower Midland County adults so that they may achieve all of their personal literacy goals. Such goals include passing the GED exam, learning English as a second language, cultivating basic computer skills, and improving proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. We assign a literacy skill level to each learner through enrollment, goal setting, and testing which enables us to provide books and materials specific to each student’s literacy level and needs. The MN2R staff maintains contact with all participants throughout their involvement offering training, resources, and encouragement.

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.