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.

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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.

Early Bird Registration open until Sept. 30th – REGISTER TODAY

 Your Volunteer Impact

Each year, hundreds of volunteers are needed to help adults achieve literacy goals to be strong parents and get better jobs.

As a volunteer, you are both tutor and mentor to adults seeking to build a better life.  Are you ready to do something great?

Check out our Impact Partner agencies to find the best place for you.

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Bill Haney Book Signing

October 19th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn more and attend the event

A portion of all book sales will benefit the Reading Works mission to improve adult literacy in our region.  We hope you join us – you may also order the book at the link below.


Adult Education and Family Literacy Week