Welcome to Reading Works

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

Adult Literacy is the gateway issue that can improve every facet of our community’s economic and social well-being. For one in three adults Michigan adults, literacy skills are below fifth grade level, twice the national average. Reading Works exists to solve this issue by partnering with the best adult literacy program providers in metro Detroit for raising awareness on the value of teaching adults to read, changing public policy for greater support, and accelerating learners through educational programs.

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Reading Works Wins Yelp Contest Grant

We are excited to share that Reading Works won a $5,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation, thanks to votes from community members in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted and supported us. This grant will go a long way toward supporting adult literacy in metro Detroit.

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Purchase Bill Haney’s Book: One Cup at a time 

Purchase the book here

A portion of all book sales will benefit the Reading Works mission to improve adult literacy in our region.