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.

 Vote to help Reading  Works win $100,000

 Take a look at our new video to help  Reading Works win $100,000 for  adult literacy through A Community  Thrives – part of the USA Today  Network.  
 Vote now and each day until May  12th.  Share your entry with friends  and family to increase our number
 of votes! At the end of the voting  period, the 10 entries with the most  votes in each category will be  reviewed by a panel of judges.


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.