Help us create a stronger foundation for Detroit’s workforce.
Reading Works was incubated under the leadership of the Detroit Free Press Charities, and former Publisher Paul Anger, with the recognition that dramatically low literacy rates in metro-Detroit were holding our region back.
Reading Works was formed as an umbrella organization to bring awareness to these issues and to support the work of community-based organizations. We identify the most effective adult education service providers in the community and collaborate with local employers to turn foundational skills training into real workforce opportunities.
Since 2013, our partners have formed a cohesive provider network serving approximately 4,000 adult learners. Our mission is to increase workforce-readiness in the Detroit region by reducing barriers to foundational education.
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OUR TRUSTED CONSULTANTS
Mary Freeman Senior Policy Associate Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Vickie Choitz Associate Director Senior Consultant, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Larry Good Co-founder and Senior Fellow Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Thomas McGinnis Chair, Deloitte
Paul Anger Immediate Past Chair Detroit Free Press (retired)
Keith Mobley Vice Chair The Auto Club Group
Debora Scola Secretary Michigan Humane Society
Daniel F. Smith Treasurer; Ernst & Young LLP
Daniel J. Cherrin North Coast Strategies
Gary Dembs, NPPN
Ahmad M. Ezzeddine, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Eve Haley Bosch Community Fund
Tanise Hill United Way
Robert Shaner, Ph.D. Rochester Community School District
Alissa Sevrioukova DTE Energy
Nishanth Varanasi Comerica Bank
Paul Anger Publisher Detroit Free Press (retired)
Cynthia Pasky President and CEO Strategic Staffing Solutions
A. Alfred Taubman Founding Honorary Chair
The Honorable Damon J. Keith Founding Honorary Chair