Welcome to Reading Works

“When I began to read, I began to exist.”  – Walter Dean Myers

Adult Literacy is the gateway issue that can improve every facet of our community’s economic and social well-being. For one in three adults Michigan adults, literacy skills are below fifth grade level, twice the national average. Reading Works exists to solve this issue by partnering with the best adult literacy program providers in metro Detroit for raising awareness on the value of teaching adults to read, changing public policy for greater support, and accelerating learners through educational programs.

Katie Couric Highlights Reading Works

Creating awareness for adult literacy got a big boost last week from YahooNews with Katie Couric.  The news team contacted Reading Works after Couric was moved by last year’s Free Press story and wanted adult literacy to be included in this feature on Detroit’s Recovery.