Welcome to Reading Works

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“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.


PULSE Keynote Speaker

Craig Boykin has risen to the national stage by delivering an inspirational message to tell people how to live up to their greatness. He has published five books, been featured on talk shows, won various awards, and his story has been shared widely in the media.

Registration open until Oct. 28th – REGISTER TODAY


 Comedy Benefit for Reading Works

Thursday, October 27, 2016
at The Maple Theater

Ziggy Klett – very fast, very funny – will bring his comedy show to The Maple Theater for one night only. Described as “Fantastic!” by Tommy Savitt of Comedy Central, and “Seriously funny!” by Larry Reeb of Showtime’s Road Dogs, his comedy style can only be described as fast and furious, deep and shallow, high and low, but mostly, pure, unadulterated Ziggy.

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Purchase Bill Haney’s Book: One Cup at a time 

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A portion of all book sales will benefit the Reading Works mission to improve adult literacy in our region.