We foster community ties through literature.

Inside Literature is a 501(c)(3) based in Austin, Texas that conducts seminar style literature courses in pre-trial correctional facilities. Our program reminds a traditionally educationally underserved population that they belong to a community by creating connection through literature as a common ground. Literature facilitates a mediated approach to sensitive topics like identity, race, and employment. These educational opportunities affect positive change by addressing a problem in our community with a unique approach that is proven to reduce recidivism: education.


Our Impact

38 volunteer instructors

55 courses

1,000+ student participants

And we’re growing every day.


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Ready to take the next step? Invest in your community by volunteering your time, signing up to teach one of our classes, and donating to our program.