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.

Denise Ilitch Invite
Join us on September 17th for a reception to launch a fascinating book about key Michigan Difference-Makers, “What They Were Thinking” by Bill Haney. This very special evening is hosted by Denise Ilitch at her new Birmingham restaurant, 220 Merrill with proceeds supporting Reading Works. Come meet the author, some of the people featured in the book as well as many other special guests. The event is free, but reservations are required. Click on the invitation for more information on the event and how to order a limited numbered first edition of the book.

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!