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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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Reading Works Highlighted in Detroit Free Press

Reading Works was featured in series of articles covering the issue of adult literacy:

Reading Works aims to raise $24 million for adult literacy