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.

Chris & Barbra Brooks
Barbra Brooks and Chris Brooks talk about the challenges of keeping their inability to read a secret from friends at their home in Roseville, Mich. Motivated by friends, family and each other, the couple have advanced several reading levels. Click here to read more!

Our media partner, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, covered Reading Works and the adult literacy issue. The focus: help adults who struggle with reading find a program close to home. Click here to watch a story on how the United Way’s 2-1-1 referral line is assisting us in reaching this goal.

Want to see how Reading Works is helping raise the level of adult literacy in our community? Click here to watch our new video!