Welcome to Reading Works

“When I began to read, I began to exist.”  – Walter Dean Myers

Reading Works is dedicated to raising the level of literacy for adults across the metropolitan Detroit region.  This mission is based on the knowledge that reading at a minimum proficiency is necessary for achieving the sustainable work and life skills that will transform the future of individuals, their families and our region.

Paul Anger, Chuck Stokes and Judge Damon Keith with Alfred Taubman with their Free Press insert on Reading Works.

 We remember A. Alfred Taubman as a  passionate, driving force who has  supported Reading Works since the  beginning, becoming an Honorary Chair in  2011.  He was always adamant that  everyone should be able to read.  As  recently as last month, Mr. Taubman was  working with us on strategies for reaching  our goals and writing letters on our behalf.   We are honored to be among his priorities  that included the arts and medical
research.  Time spent with him was a gift  itself and we will all miss him very much.     Read more about his extraordinary life.
Chuck Stokes, Reading Works board member remembers Mr. Taubman – read more.

coalition_080411_kg_03Reading Works can help you find the resources you need to learn to read, or learn to read better.

Programs include tutoring, classroom learning, English as Second Language, GED preparation, and more.

Click on “Impact Partner Agencies” to find out more about the programs and services available.  Located throughout Detroit, Dearborn and Macomb County,  you will find a program that will help you “Gear up.   Go Places.”

 Are you interested in being a volunteer tutor?  Visit our “Impact Partner Agencies” page to find the agency and program most suited to you.  Training and materials are provided.  You  may either call the Impact Partner directly or call Reading Works at  313-962-6202 for more information.

Pulse Save the Date

Reading Works is excited to partner with the Mort Harris Literacy Program at Wayne State University for our first practitioner-focused interactive forum and workshop, PULSE: Practitioner-based Updates for Literacy Strategies and Education.  Internationally recognized scholar and adult literacy specialist, Dr. Victoria Purcell-Gates, will headline our event as the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.
To receive the registration brochure, send your contact information to info@readingworksdetroit.org.