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.

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Vote for Reading Works

Reading Works has been nominated as a finalist in the YelpFoundation Gives Local grant contest. Now we need our community to vote for us to win a grant of up to $5,000.

Go to yfgiveslocal.org to cast your vote once per day from November 29 to December 9. No personal donation is required to participate in the contest and it only takes a minute.

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

Purchase the book here

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