When you invest in ACE, 100% of your gift goes to help prevent illiteracy in our community. We work one-on-one with kindergartners, first, and second graders in low-income schools who are struggling to read at grade level, but with your help we can set students on a path to success by the time they reach third grade! Click below to give on our secure giving page at UT Austin’s site.

The power to read empowers a child for a lifetime of learning. And besides…


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Although ACE is a program of the Charles A. Dana Center in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, ACE is fully self-supporting through grants and donations.

Gifts to the ACE program are tax deductible and directly support our work of providing high-quality, research-based bilingual tutoring to struggling readers in low-income elementary schools in Austin and Manor, Texas.

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Click here to make a gift to ACE through UT Austin’s secure online giving page.

Please consider making an investment in early childhood literacy. Gifts may be made:

Additional ways to give:

What will my investment support?

Books
$50 buys kids books to learn

Tutors
$250 provides struggling readers support to learn

Children
$600 will sponsor a year of ACE tutoring for one child

You
Every gift counts! Literacy starts with your donation.