Improving Adult Literacy in Metro Detroit

Reading Works is ready to face an old problem in a new way.  We recognize that there are exceptional adult literacy agencies in our area.  However, despite these agencies’ best efforts, something is not working. Reading Works is a multifaceted effort that includes funding diverse literacy agencies that will increase capacity and show outcomes, bringing adult literacy agencies together to share their most effective methods and strategies, strengthening the connection between adult learners and skilled work, creating pilot programs in collaboration with literacy agencies, linking literacy agencies with other social services, and providing a mass media campaign to raise public awareness.