(Free or Low-Cost)

DOLLY PARTON'S Imagination Library              
Provides a free hardcover book each month, mailed to the home of children under
5 years of age.  Serves very low-income areas so is not available to everyone. 

The PJ Library Program
Phone:  248-205-2534
Website: www.pjlibrary.­org
The PJ Library Program offers the gift of free, high-quality Jewish books each month
to children ages 6 months through 8 years.  These books celebrate important aspects
of Jewish culture, values and tradition and become cherished bedtime stories for the
entire family to share. 

Razor Reading Program Gives You One  Free Child’s Book Per Month!
For more information, please call the Youth area of the library at 248-650-7140
The Rochester Public Library has a program you can register for that gives you one free
children’s book per month to read to your child from birth to age 2!  You will need to get
your child a library card by stopping in at the library with your ID or a bill with your name
and address on it.  Once your child has a library card, stop by the Youth area which is
located right behind the fish aquarium and sign up for the Reading Program.  Once you
are signed up, the library will give you one free book per month until your child is 2.  It’s
best to sign up when they are as young as possible to be able to get as many books as

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Corporate Office:
7310 Woodward Ave.   Suite #800
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-6000
Offers a wide variety of Educational Literacy & Financial Literacy classses with many
locations throughout Wayne County.  Also Youth, Summer and After-School programming.
Through Wayne Metro’s Homeless Youth Education Project, homeless children and youth
of Wayne County receive support, resources, and high-quality educational experiences
that are designed to equal or surpass regular school programs. If you enroll your child
in the program, you can be sure that they will not fall behind in their education and
development due to homelessness. Also, you too can take advantage of some great
programs and services that can truly help you and your family advance and reclaim independence and self-sufficiency.
For education professionals, the Homeless Youth Education Project provides specialized training and technical assistance. If you are a teacher, school administrator, or homeless
liaison, the Project offers services on topics such as:
Identifying homeless and marginally-housed children
Developing budget guidelines and appropriate usage of funds
Coordinating client transportation
Providing links to other resources to fight homelessness, and additional social service
For more information about any of Wayne Metro’s Homeless Prevention programs, please
call the Wayne Metro Connect Call Center at 313-988-9799.


Are you a Veteran that served in the military during the Vietnam-era and never had the opportunity to obtain your high school diploma? Don't let this be a barrier any longer
to finding a good job. The State of Michigan has passed legislation that allows honorably discharged WWII, Korean or Vietnam-era Veterans to proudly check the box on their next application that indicates, "I have a high school diploma." Many Vietnam era veterans are
still in the workforce and having a high school diploma will no longer preclude them from employment opportunities that requirea minimum of a high school diploma.
View the legislation at:


Community Social Services of Wayne County
9851 Hamilton
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-883-2100
Education and Literacy Programs:
Literacy programs serve all learners in an environment where acadeic success
and life success walk hand-in-hand.
Teen Empowerment Program (TEP)
Individual and group counseling, job readiness workshops, parenting workshops,
assistance completing high school, life skills, assistance accessing available resources.

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF)
16888 Trinity Street
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-532-8404
Provides educational programs, basic skill building and learning enhancement for at-risk children and adults.  Programs are designed to build self-sufficiency skills for academic
and employment success, personal achievement and dignity. 

1355 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 313-494=5500
Pledges intelligent, practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.  An academic enrichment program seeks to improve math, reading, work readiness and computer-literacy

Detroit Public Library / Parkman Branch Technology, Literacy and Career Centers
1766 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-481-1814
Provides individual and classroom computer use instruction, works with people who
are developing their resumes or undertaking a job search, and trains, coordinates and
matches volunteer tutors with learners. 

Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council      
39750 Joy Road
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone:  734-416-4906
The Community Literacy Council helps individuals meet their literacy goals through
confidential, one-on-one tutoring. Small conversation groups and book clubs are
also available to adults learning English as second language. 
One-on-one tutoring
Conversation groups
Reading Groups
Classes - English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED (available through
school districts in our area)

Reading Works Detroit                
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-962-6202
A collective partnership of community leaders from the business, education,
media, civic and faith communities dedicated to improving adult literacy in
Metro Detroit.  The organization is partnering with adult literacy agencies
and other organizations to provide resources to help more people learn to read
2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-6762
Adult literacy (E.S.L.), children's literacy, interactive parent and child activities,
educational and recreational field trips, citizenship classes, educational and
advocacy services, early childhood services, WIA youth programs, career
development outreach program, students in transition program. 
Dominican Literacy Center
11148 Harper Ave.
Detroit,  MI  48213
Phone:  313-267-1000
An east-side Detroit center for tutoring and information to improve literacy.
Mercy Education Project
1450 Howard Street
Detroit,  MI  48216
Phone:  313-963-5881
An educational development program that targets young girls and women.
Beyond Basics
Thirkell Elementary School
7724 Fourteenth
Detroit,  MI  48206
Phone: 248-250-9304
Aims to boost literacy skills of the parents of students who participate
in Beyond Basics, a reading enrichment program primarily aimed at children. 
Wayne State University / ANOTHER CHANCE
Phone: 313-862-1990
Tutoring Location
Lighthouse Center
19940 Livernois
Detroit,  MI  48221
Detroit Literacy Coalition
3726 Fisher Ave.
Detroit,  MI 48214
Phone:  313-922-7323
A Detroit-based coalition that offers tutoring and information to improve literacy.
Macomb Literacy Partners
16480 Hall Road
Clinton Township,  MI  48038
Phone:  586-286-2750
Oakland Literacy Council
2550 S. Telegraph Road  Suite 103
Bloomfield HIlls, MI  48302
Phone:  248-253-1617
Siena Literacy Center
16800 Trinity  (Campus of Christ the King Catholic Church)
Detroit,  MI  48219
Phone:  313-532-8404

Detroit Urban League
Main Office:
208 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI   48201
Phone:  313-832-4600
Family and Community Development
15770 James Couzens
Detroit, MI  48238
Addressing early literacy gaps, the Urban League has developed Read and Rise, a parent
mobilization effort around early literacy support, and development in urban areas.

Madonna University's Southwest (Detroit) Women's Educational Empowerment Program (SWEEP)
5716 Wellness Bldg.
5716 Michigan Avenue                       
Detroit,  MI  48210
Phone:  313-965-5334
SWEEP assists aspiring students to overcome economic challenges and achieve a college education, leading to a more successful future.  In our free workshops, students learn about computer use, college-level writing, making college affordable, and balancing the demands
of family, work and school.  All services are bilingual. 

Children's Outreach Program       
5716 Wellness
5716 Michigan Ave.
Detroit  MI  48210
Phone:  313-896-1642
Offers year-round and full-day early childhood education and childcare.  Services are provided
at the center at 5716 Wellness and through home-based programs.  Children's Outreach is a
faith-based organization offering an educational curriculum that meets Head Start performance standards.  Childcare is affordable and the cost is adjusted based on income and parental involvement.   The center provides a multicultural environment.

Central Detroit Christian Community Development        
8840 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-0064
Each week, nearly 125 students attend the Breakthrough Enrichment Program hosted
by CDC and an incredible team of nearly 25 volunteers! On Tuesdays from 6-8 pm, B
reakthrough meets at Blessed Sacrament Community Center at 150 Belmont. Transportation
is provided to and from the enrichment program for children in our service area. During
their time there, the children are first served dinner, then go through a three-part rotation
of creative arts, academic enrichment, and Bible time.
Tutoring for K-5
An incredibly successful program has been CDC’s Saturday Tutoring Program. CDC
provides remedial educational tutoring for grades K-5th through one-on-one interaction
with a volunteer tutor. Reading and math are the primary focus of the Tutoring program
with other subjects to follow as we have knowledgeable volunteer tutors come on board.

Arab American Chaldean Council         
ACC Artisan & Adult Learning Center
55 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI  48203
Phone:  313-369-4700

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation Service Centers
455 W. Fort Street
Detroit,  MI  48226
Phone:  313-962-9675
707 W. Milwaukee Avenue
Detroit,  MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-8231
5555 Conner Avenue
Detroit,  MI  48213
Phone:  313-579-4925
Meet with a Career Advisor at one of our One-Stop Service Centers to see how you can
get FREE assistance including improving your Math and Reading skills (even if you already
have your GED or High School Diploma), OR complete High School OR studying for & taking your GED.  You can also get help that includes job placement, career counseling, professional development and access to training opportunities. 

VISIONS G.E.D. Testing Center
18985 Biltmore Street
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-838-3801
Visions is a non-profit, official G.E.D. Testing Center whose mission is to provide individuals
without a high school diploma with an opportunity to earn an official G.E.D. certificate in a comfortable and caring environment.  Testing is available every day of the week and no
appointment is necessary.

Downriver Community Conference
15100 Northline Road
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-362-3481
Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center, Job Search Skills Training, Career Resources
Center, On-the-Job Training, Job placement and training (WFI Act), GED preparation.
Michigan Works! YOUTH PROGRAM      
Downriver Resource Center
15100 Northline Road  Suite 180
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-362-7031 (Lynette) OR  734-362-7032  (Danielle)
Earn you G.E.D. or High School diploma.  For out-of-school youth ages 17 to 21 years old. 
17 year olds can participate with signature of parent or legal guardian. 

The Guidance Center
13101 Allen Road
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-785-7702
The Guidance Center Head Start / Administrative Offices
35408 Beverly Road
Romulus, MI  48174
Phone:  734-785-7702
Head Start is a FREE, comprehensive preschool program for children from low-income
families, foster children, and children with disabilities ages 3-4 years old.  It serves children
and their families in Downriver and western Wayne County at multiple sites.  See website
for its multiple locations!
The Guidance Center Family Resource Center
Walter White Community Resource Center
550 Eaton
River Rouge,  MI
Phone:  734-785-7705  ext. 7835
Offers free G.E.D. tutoring for anyone 17 and older.  They will help you prepare to take
the GED exam.
Even Start--A Family Learning Community
15601 Northline Road
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-785-7705  ext. 7112
A FREE family literacy program designed to help low-income parents of children up t
o age 8 reach their goal of earning a G.E.D.
Parents As Teachers (PAT)
In-home child development and education program that prepares infants and young
children for success in school.
Family Resource Center
Phone:  734-785-7705 ext. 7361 & ext. 7021
Lending and resource library, educational play groups, parent/child play groups, parent
education and interest groups, and other classes such as Positive Discipline and Infant Massage.
The Guidance Corner Bookstore
15601 Northline Road
Southgate, MI  48195
Full service bookstore that provides comprehensive resources on behavioral health
issues for children, adults and families.  Online ordering only!!
FREE adult-child interaction Playgroups at The Guidance Centers Community Resource Centers. These are for caregivers (or others) and their toddlers and preschoolers (0-5 yrs.) These are FREE GROUPS to residents of Wayne County. These playgroups include ACTIVITIES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, DISCUSSIONS, OPEN PLAY, STORY TIMES, SNACKS, SINGING and SONGS, and INFORMATIONAL HANDOUTS. We have 7 locations Downriver, all groups lasting
1 1/2 hrs. Call today for openings:
Belleville:  734-785-7705 x 7529
Flat Rock : 734-785-7705 x7620
Lincoln Park:  734-785-7705 x7421
River Rouge:  734-785-7705 x7835
Romulus/Van Buren:  734-785-7705 x7529
Southgate:  734-785-7705 x7191
Taylor:  734-785-7705 x7420

Wayne County Health & Family Services Head Start
30712 Michigan Ave.
Westland, MI  48186
Phone:  734-727-7074  OR   866-534-KIDS (5437)
Serves all of Wayne County outside the City of Detroit. 

Starfish Family Services / Head Start
3000 Hiveley
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone:  734-727-3159
Has Head Start  classes in Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, etc.
See second listing below!

Wayne-Westland Community Schools
36745 Marquette
Westland, MI  48185
Phone: 734-419-2000
Operates Head Start classes in Wayne and Westland.

YMCA of Western-Wayne County
26279 Michigan Ave.
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone:  313-561-4110
Operates Head Start classes in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Redford, South Redford and
Westwood School District.

Teach Our Tots Early (TOTE)
24975 Van Horn
Brownstown, MI  48195
Phone:  734-783-3322
Home-based intervention program serving the educational needs of eligible students
with disabilities from birth to 3 years old.  Serves downriver communities.

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI  48216-1940
Phone:  313-967-4880                 
Provides literacy training, GED preparation classes, counseling,  ESL classes, parenting
classes and Job Seeking & Placement services for the Hispanic population.  Classes held
during the day and evening to accommodate working students.

LASED (Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development)
4138 W. Vernor
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-554-2025
Advocacy, information, referrals, translation and interpretation, tax assistance program

Romulus Adult Education / Van Buren Adult Education
39000 Superior
Romulus, MI  48174
Phone:  734-532-1950
GED tutoring, GED, High School Completion for age 20+.  FREE to students who do not have
a high school diploma and who are 20 years old by Sept. 1st.  Serves Romulus, Van Buren,
Sumpter, Belleville, and Taylor.  GED classes are also offered at Taylor Head Start.  Tuition varies.

Southgate Adult & Community Education &
The Advantage Academy Alternative High School
14101 Leroy
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-246-4633
Runs from 3rd week of August through the 3rd week of June, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free childcare, parent-child education and literacy,, high school diplomas, and vocational
English as a second language class.  Serves Southeast Detroit to Grosse Ile.  Call for fees.
Downriver Literacy Council
Phone:  734-246-4633      Ask for the Literacy Program
Will evaluate your skills in Reading and/or Math and match you with a trained volunteer
to help you improve your Reading or Math.  Tutoring is available for adults 18 and older.

The Southgate Family Resource Center
15500 Howard
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-246-7845
Provides a lending library of books and videos for families and helps parents network with
other parents with similar concerns.  Open to any family member with a child in Southgate

Leaps & Bounds Family Services           
Mt. Calvary
8129 Packard
Warren, MI  48089
Phone:  586-759-3895
Provides family education services through early literacy programs for families with children
up to age 5,  adult education, G.E.D. program and career preparation, for residents of Northeast Detroit, Warren, and all of Wayne & Macomb counties.

Starfish Family Services
Great Parents Great Start   (F.I.S.H,)
30000 Hiveley Road
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone: 734-595-0411 ext. 109                  (See Head Start listing above also!)
A literacy home visiting program for three-year old children and their families.  The program
will offer Kindermusik classes and literacy home visits to help children develop their language
and literacy skills, and to give parents an early introduction to what it means to be their child's
first and most important teacher.  Home visits and Kindermusik classes arranged to meet family needs.  No transportation provided.

Wayne RESA
Phone:  734-334-1300
Give Your Child a GREAT start! Dial 734-334-1475 and your child will hear a celebrity read
one of three award-winning children's books (stories change monthly). Tune in to your local
school district education access channel for dates and times of programs that will help you
learn how and why it is important to read to your child every day.

Wayne County Community College District     
Multiple locations in Taylor, Belleville and Detroit                    
FREE 16-week GED PREP classes held year-round from Monday through Thursdays from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The class book can be bought at the college bookstore for $26.  After 
taking the class, the G.E.D. test can be taken at a center in Detroit for only $30.  Tutoring,
career counseling, associate degrees and certificates in 68 different programs.  Day and
evening classes.  Grants, financial aid, etc. is available. 

Matrix Human Services
Administration Office:
120 Parsons Street
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-1000  OR 313-873-0678
Computer Lab Training

Epiphany Education Centers
Samaritan Center
Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance 
5555 Conner  (near Chandler Park)
Detroit, MI
Phone:  313-267-1830
Run by 7 retired Catholic nuns who provide instruction in reading & language arts
to grades 1st-8th.

Southwest Solutions
Adult Learning Lab and Wayne State University Harris Literacy Program
4214 W. Vernor
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-451-8055
Helps adults improve their literacy, math and computer skills so they can be better qualified
for employment.

ProLiteracy Detroit          
12300 Morang Drive
Detroit, MI  48224
Phone: 313-872-7720
52 Literacy and tutoring sites have been established throughout Metro Detroit. 
Free one-to-one and small group tutoring services, after-school literacy programs
for elementary school children, technology-based literacy instruction.
FREE books for adults and children, family literacy projects.

Cass Community Library          
Cass United Methodist Church
3901 Cass Ave.  Cass & Sheldon         
Detroit, MI  48201  
Phone: 313-833-7730

Caregivers Ministry
2111 Woodward Ave.  #700
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-964-5070  OR  800-676-5071

Child & Family Institute
104 Lothrop Landing
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-874-5820
Parent enrichment, la-related education: Street Law Program/Teaching Law in High School
Program, Conflict Resolution: P.E.A.C.E. Program, alcohol and drug awareness, motivational speaking/concerts, After-School programming and professional development seminars.

S.E.M.C.A.      (multiple locations)
25363 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone:  800-285-WORKS OR  TTY 800-649-3777
The Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL) provides an opportunity for adult students to achieve education levels equivalent to those of high-school graduates by improving reading, writing,
and mathematic skills.  The instruction is tailored to the individual needs of students and consists of these five components:  Adult Basic Literacy (instruction in reading, English, language arts, math and civics for adults without a high-school diploma), GED Test Preparation,Workforce Readiness, English as a Second Language, and High School Completion (designed to fulfill the requirements for a high school diploma for the residents of Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit).

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan         14 Locations in 3 Counties
26777 Halsted Road  #100
Farmington Hills, MI  48331-3560
Phone: 248-473-1400
Call for current hours!  Homework & Career Help, Character & Leadership Programs, the Arts,
Health & Life Skills

Services for Older Citizens
17150 Waterloo
Grosse Pointe, MI  48230
Phone:  313-882-9600
Computer classes on Friday afternoons.
Ask for ext. 245  OR Email:

English Language Institute
Wayne State University
351 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-577-2729
Offers the fastest way to improve communication skills in English.  The ELI is the only
intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area.  Helps students
at all levels of English proficiency with their reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and
listening comprehension.

Community Literacy Council
Starkweather School
550 N. Holbrook
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-416-4906

First Presbyterian Church
2799 West Road
Trenton, MI  48183
Phone:  734-676-1510
ESL classes every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (free)

Joy Baptist Church
37055 Joy Road
Westland, MI  48185
Phone:  734-425-0466
Has a literacy ministry and is free of charge.

Peoples Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit
Administrative Office:
420 South Leigh Street
Detroit, MI 48209
Phone:  313-554-3111
8625 Joseph Campau Avenue
Hamtramck, MI  48212
Phone:  313-875-1750
Reading Changes Lives is an outreach program designed to motivate kids to pursue
reading. We have discovered that in many cases the books handed out by community
activists who donate books to our libraries are the first books the child has owned.
Our program has distributed books to over 7,000 children. Children benefit from
Reading Changing Lives at the Hamtramck Center and Delray Neighborhood House.
Children are able to choose from a wide selection of books that interest them at our
two in-house libraries and read in a relaxed, quiet environment complete with bean
bag chairs and cozy fire place.

Operation Get Down, Inc.
10100 Harper Avenue
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone:  313-921-9422
Website:  http;//
This program offers free adult education classes that are open to the community. 
Classes include: general education diploma preparation and adult basic education,
job placement assistance for G.E.D. graduates, hands-on computer training and
computer-assisted learning tools, and Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous


Community Action Agency
400 West South
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  OR  800-438-1845
Parent Programs, Fatherhood Initiative, ESL & Literacy programs.


Mentoring Solutions of Warren 
27500  Cosgrove      
Warren, MI  48902
Phone:  586-294-8449

Macomb Literacy Partners              (See Reading Works above under Metro Detroit)
16480 Hall Road
Clinton Twp., MI  48038
Phone:  586-286-2750
Agency is at Wayne State University's Macomb Education Center on the Center Campus of Macomb Community College.  Tutoring is provided year-round throughout Macomb County. Adults 18 and older who are living, working or going to school in Macomb County and functioning at an eighth-grade level or below who need help with reading, writing or English
as a second language (ESL).  Free one-on-one tutoring is provided by trained volunteers one
to two hours per week at a public location mutually convenient to the learner and tutor. 

Leaps & Bounds Family Services          
Mt. Calvary
8129 Packard
Warren, MI 48089
Phone: 586-759-3895
Provides family education services through early literacy programs for families with children
up to age 5, adult education, G.E.D. program and career preparation, for residents of Northeast
Detroit, Warren, and all of Wayne & Macomb counties.


Project READ
Monroe Intermediate School District
1101 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-5799 ext. 1325
Tutoring for literacy and improving others reading skills, Assisting with GED preparation, ESL.  
Must be a Monroe County resident and be age 20 or older, must provide own transportation.

S.E.M.C.A. (multiple locations)
25363 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: 800-285-WORKS   OR  TTY 800-649-3777
The Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL) provides an opportunity for adult students to achieve education levels equivalent to those of high-school graduates by improving reading, writing,
and mathematic skills. The instruction is tailored to the individual needs of students and consists of these five components: Adult Basic Literacy (instruction in reading, English, language arts, math and civics for adults without a high-school diploma), GED Test Preparation, Workforce Readiness, English as a Second Language, and High School Completion (designed to fulfill the requirements for a high school diploma for the residents of Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit).

Arthur Lesow Community Center
120 Eastchester Street
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-4313
Mentoring and tutoring for youth in elementary and middle school.

Monroe Center for Independent Living
40 N. Roessler
Monroe, MI  48162
Phone:  734-242-5919
Free beginning and low-vision computer classes

Bedford Public Schools
Phone:  734-850-6050  
Offers both preparation classes & GED testing at a site in Temperance.  Classes meet on Monday & Wednesday nights from  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and there is an attendance requirement. 
If a person is a Michigan resident over the age of 20 and can  commit to attending those evenings, they are eligible for free classes.  If they meet the attendance requirements once
they are in the program, they may also get "free" testing.  Only a limited number of students
are accepted each period. There is a $199 fee which covers all 5 tests, the registration appointment and two workshops (1 in Math and 1 in Writing).


Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland County
1545 E. Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI  48067
881 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI  48220
Phone:  248-544-4166
Homework & Career help, Character & Leadership programs, Health & Life skills, the Arts.

Oakland Literacy Council
Phone:  248-253-1617
Phone: 248-232-4664
Agency is on Telegraph Road at Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills, but tutoring is provided
at public locations convenient to the learner and tutor.  Adults 18 and older who are living, working, or going to school in Oakland County, functioning at an eight-grade level or below
and who need help with reading, writing, or English as a second language (ESL).  Free one-on-one tutoring by trained volunteers, one to two hours per week at a mutually convenient public location.  Workshops and activities are offered throughout the year for tutors and learners.

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 1504
Birmingham, MI  48012
Physical Address:
18000 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI   48075
Phone:  248-250-9304
One-on-One Reading Tutoring (K-12)
Reading Readiness  (lower elementary) / SOAR (9-12)
Reading Buddies / Leader Readers
Free Book Program
Publishing Center
International Art and Writing
Expanding Horizons
Mentoring Matters Partners
Caring for Kids Donation Program

Centro Multicultural La Familia
35 W. Huron Street    Suite  #500
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone:  248-858-7800
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
ESL classes.  Limited transportation within an 8 mile radius as well as limited child care.

Grace Centers of Hope
35 E. Huron
Pontiac,, MI  48342
Phone:  248-334-2187
GED classes.

Bound Together
167 W. Pike Street
Pontiac, MI 
Phone:  248-334-3827
Provides tutoring, mentoring and meals for elementary students
every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon throughout
the school year.  Also offers Art class every second Monday. 

South Oakland Shelter
431 N. Main Street
Royal Oak, MI  48067
Phone:  248-546-6566
Adult literacy, financial literacy as well as computer training classes.


Washtenaw Literacy
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-879-1320
Assistance with reading, GED, English as a second language (for those 16 yrs. and older),
if you live or work in Washtenaw County.  FREE!

Ypsilanti Adult Community Education
2095 Packard
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-714-1240
High School Diploma and G.E.D.

Washtenaw County Community College Adult Transitions
4800 E. Huron River Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1610
Phone:  734-677-5006
Counselor on site.  FREE (to qualified applicants) workshops on GED & ASSET test preparation, entrance into campus programs, improving reading, writing and math skills,
some job training programs.  Call for information about workshops!

Ypsilanti Student Literacy Corps
Eastern Michigan University
34 N. Washington
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-487-0243
Using E.M.U. faculty and pre-student teachers, provides after-school tutoring to elementary
students in public housing sites in Ypsilanti..

Student Advocacy Center
1921 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-482-0489
Provides free, non-legal advocacy to students (and their parents) who are eligible
for general and special public education programs.

Father Patrick Jackson House Program
1014 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-761-1440
Literacy classes for young women under 18 who are pregnant.

The Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-214-9995
Offers Literacy classes, music, art and Leadership programs as well as a "Chillin' Drop In"

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County     
2245 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-769-0209
Citizenship Classes:
JFS offers naturalization application and citizenship education services to eligible legal
permanent residents. Jewish Family Services is a sub-grantee of a two-year Citizenship
and Integration National Capacity Building Grant awarded by the Office...
Education (ESL):
Since its inception in 1997, the JFS English as a Second Language (ESL) Program has served
over 1,000 students from more than 30 countries. JFS holds English as a Second Language
(ESL) classes for foreign born adults who want to improve their English.


The Federal government now
has a Website offering English classes online! 
The site targets
new U.S. citizens
and Spanish speakers.
This page was last updated: July 29, 2017