Our Mission

Reading Works is dedicated to raising the level of adult literacy in Metro Detroit and promoting the idea that Reading Works – in the family and in the workplace.

Reading Works is a backbone organization leading a collective effort to boost adult literacy in metro Detroit. We recognize that large social change requires a collective approach.  If we truly want to have any impact in improving adult literacy, we must approach this issue as a community.  And that is exactly what Reading Works is doing.  We are not trying to re-invent the wheel or create a new educational program. Instead, we are asking “what will it take to move the community forward?”  Reading Works wants to be an accelerator.  Our goal is to reduce the amount of time it takes to move adults up literacy levels to ensure that they can be involved in their children’s education and that they possess the minimum qualifications for workforce development opportunities. Our focus is to provide tools and resources to our literacy partners to allow for this acceleration.

Read more about our efforts in our newsletters.  Spring, 2013 Newsletter     Winter, 2013 Newsletter     Fall, 2012 Newsletter