October Newsletter

PULSE Speaker Craig Boykin Has Been There

PULSE Speaker Craig Boykin Has Been There

By Kristen Barnes-Holiday, Director of Program Outcomes
Nationally-renowned motivational speaker Craig Boykin is coming to Detroit this November to share his inspiring story of how he overcame life’s obstacles and is now pursuing his Ph.D.
Although Craig is a huge success today, he did not have an easy start. Craig is the product of a broken home, […]

Do You Wonder How Reading Works is Funded?

Do You Wonder How Reading Works is Funded?

By Paula Brown, Executive Director of Reading Works
I ask because when introducing Reading Works to prospective supporters, one of their first questions is, “How is Reading Works funded?” I thought perhaps you might have this question a well.
Since Reading Works does not provide direct services to learners, but serves the agencies providing those services, we […]

Workers In Warehouse Preparing Goods For Dispatch

Reading Works Helps Detroiters Launch Careers

By Kevin Lignell, Communications and Development Director
As Detroit evolves into a city of the future, workforce development is becoming one of the hottest topics.
Reading Works Impact Partners have become key contributors to this evolution by working together, helping Detroiters gain the literacy skills they need to participate in current and future jobs.
Despite a surge in […]

Board Member Deb Scola to receive Neal Shine Award

Board Member Deb Scola to receive Neal Shine Award

We congratulate our board member Deb Scola for being awarded the Neal Shine Award for Media Commitment to Philanthropy. The award will be given out at the National Philanthropy Day dinner on November 10th. Here is what Crain’s Business Detroit had to say about her achievement:

Also, Scola is a founding member and director of Reading Works, […]