LITERACY AND / OR ESL RESOURCES
                        (Free or Low-Cost)

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SPECIAL FREE BOOK PROGRAMS!

DOLLY PARTON'S Imagination Library               
Website:  www.dollysimaginationlibrary.com 
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. Can older kids receive books? Kids 
ages 9-12 can join PJ Our Way™ to choose their own free chapter books! 

Seedlings Braille Books for Children
P.O. Box 51924
Livonia, MI  48151-5924
Phone: 734-427-8552 x301   800-777-8552 
Email: info@seedlings.org
Website: www.seedlings.org
Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to increasing
the opportunity for literacy by providing high-quality, low-cost braille books to children who are blind and 
visually impaired.  Areas Served: International Age(s) Served: 0-21


NOTE: 

ADULT EDUCATION SERVICES LOCATOR
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94422_95539_64362-546231--,00.html
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Discover the hundreds of Adult Education programs and high school equivalency testing centers located throughout Michigan that are available to help you.


FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING

Operation HOPE
Website:  www.operationhope.org
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HOPE Inside, Detroit
Fifth Third Bank  (Northwest Activity Center) 
18100 Meyers 
Detroit, MI  48235 
Phone: 313-506-9192
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HOPE Inside, Detroit
Level One Bank   (Wayne State University)
440 Burroughs  Suite 522
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-686-3113
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HOPE Inside, Detroit  
18445 Cathedral   (Cody High School)
Detroit, MI  48228 
Phone: 313-683-0629  Eva Torres
Email:  Eva.Torress@operationhope.org 
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HOPE Inside, Detroit
Detroit Medical Center (Sinai Grace Hospital)
6071 W. Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI  48235 
Phone: 313-966-7655
Website:  https://www.operationhope.org/detroit
Through HOPE Inside Detroit, Operation HOPE provides complimentary financial literacy education and empowerment programs designed to foster financial well-being. HOPE Inside is a unique empowerment 
model that brings free financial dignity programming to under-served communities. Clients are counseled 
on the language of money and work with an Operation HOPE Financial Well-being Coach to transform 
established financial mindsets and develop customized action plans around building their own businesses, 
raising their credit scores, buying homes, or simply making better decisions with the money they have.
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Programs include: credit and money management, home ownership preparedness, and small business 
entrepreneurship. Every office holds consumer credit counseling certification, CFPB,  FDIC, U.S. SBA, 
EITC, HUD, etc.

Matrix Human Services
Central Office:
1400 Woodbridge
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-526-4000  #1411
Email: celmore-lejeune@matrixhs.org  Cynthia Elmore-LeJeune
Website: https://www.matrixhumanservices.org/programs/socialmobility
EDUCATION CENTER:
Designed to help those in the community without a high school diploma or GED achieve those accomplish-
ments.
Services available through this Center include:
• 100% Online High School Diploma Program
• Education resources and referrals
COMMUNITY FINANCIAL CENTER:
Services and support designed to assist clients in reaching their personal economic upward mobility goals.
Services within this Center include:
• One-on-one financial coaching and counseling
• Free credit reports and FICO scores
• Financial capabilities classes
• Tax Prep Assistance (during tax time only)

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Corporate Office:
7310 Woodward Ave.   Suite #800
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-873-6000
Website: www.waynemetro.org
Offers a wide variety of Educational Literacy & Financial Literacy classes with many locations throughout Wayne County. Also Youth, Summer and After-School programming. See other listing below!
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Detroit Financial Empowerment Center
Phone: 313-322-6222
Website: www.DetroitFEC.org 
The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) offers professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a free 
public service to enable residents to address their financial challenges, needs, and plan for their futures. 
The FEC is in partnership with the City of Detroit, Wayne County Treasurer’s Office and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency.  
Residents receive free, one-on-one professional counseling assistance with money management, budgeting, reducing debt, establishing and improving credit, connecting to safe and affordable banking services, building savings, and referrals to other services and organizations.

THE PHILIP HOUSE MISSION
30800 Northwestern Hwy.   Suite 221
Farmington Hills, MI   48334
Phone: 248-532-0023 
Email:  info@thephiliphousemission.org 
Website: www.thephiliphousemission.org
Financial Literacy: This class teaches how to achieve personal economic empowerment by learning how
to handle income.

Oaks Village 
924 E. 2nd 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-244-5444
Website: https://www.oaksvillage.net/youth-programs-1
Oaks also collaborates with several different agencies to serve as an educational hub.
SERVICES
We offer financial literacy, life skills classes, literacy programs and partner with the Learning Bank for GED completion.
OPEN
Classes and programs run throughout the year at various times. Please contact us for class availability.
WHO & COST
This service is free for anyone who needs help with education.

Monroe Community Opportunity Program (M.C.O.P.)
1140 S. Telegraph
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-2775 
Website: https://monroecountyop.org/housing-programs.html
Homebuyer & Financial Counseling:
Housing Counselors are available to help clients individually to set housing goals, work on credit and debt 
issues, develop realistic spending and savings plans, and create a concrete plan of action to attain their 
goals. Counseling sessions are geared toward each client's specific needs and may also include credit counseling, assessment mortgage readiness, helping to establish healthy financial behaviors, reviewing fair housing and landlord-tenant laws, among others.

Community Action Agency
400 W. South
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  
             800-438-1845  Julie Laughlin  McLaughlin@alai.org 
Email:  info@alai.org
Website: www.alai.org
Who is Eligible?
CAA provides financial management assistance to anyone interested in Lenawee counties.
There are no income eligibility requirements.
Topics for classes include the following:
1.  Communication –making decisions with a spouse or partner who has different priorities/values
2.  Spending
3.  Creating a Budget Plan – planning for the household spending based on the individual/household priorities
4.  Credit Awareness – including how to make arrangements with creditors and establishing credit
5.  Predatory Lending – check cashing pros/cons, mortgage scams, “Buy Here/Pay Here” worth it?
6.  Goal Setting – developing realistic goals and sticking to them
7.  Basic Banking and Investing– provide as needed banking education
8.  Energy Education – reduce energy cost with simple changes, including energy audit (as available)

NOTE:  
Some of the literacy programs below MAY also, on occasion, offer FINANCIAL LITERACY courses as well!  
Also, please look on IMMIGRATION RESOURCES for other agencies that also usually offer English or ESL 
classes as well as G.E.D. classes!  

Tutoring & After-School programs are also listed on this website under MENTORING RESOURCES.


METRO DETROIT & WAYNE COUNTY: 

NEW!!  EARN YOUR DIPLOMA ONLINE!

Atlas Graduation Recovery Program 
Southgate Community School District 
Phone: 734-282-2861
Email: tinyurl.com/asherinfo
Website:  https://anderson.southgateschools.com/programs/atlas-online-learning 
If you are between the ages of 14 and 21 and have never finished high school, this District has a year-round program to help you reach your goal for getting your high school diploma. This program has been created 
to help students get back on the path to graduation. The program includes a free Internet-connected laptop,
 mobile support, multiple layers of support and an accredited diploma.  
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This Center has partnered with Community Care Services to offer a special program for those with mental 
illness and their challenges, to finish their G.E.D. 
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For Online Enrichment Classes in courses such as career skills, web design, computer software training, 
eating healthy for weight loss, stress management, fitness, songwriting, Italian language,  voice-overs and 
more!  Phone: 734-246-4633  #9501  Website: www.digitalsignup.com/southgate
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Asher School / G.E.D. Testing Center 
14101 Leroy
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone: 734-246-4633
Website: 
In Southgate’s GED Prep classes, prepare for the test by reviewing math, social studies, science, reading, 
and writing the essay, including grammar and sentence structure. When you successfully complete your GED Prep class at SACE, you will take the GED Tests at a reduced rate for the complete battery. If you are especially weak in reading, writing, and / or math, you may not be ready to take the GED Prep class. South-
gate’s Pre-GED class will help you strengthen your skills.  
Eligibility for GED Testing 
1.  Test-takers must be 18 years of age and and not currently enrolled in a regular high school or at least 
     16/17 with proper documentation.
2.  Test-takers must have driver’s license, passport, military papers or their form of official government
      (national or foreign) ID that shows name, birth date, signature, and photograph.
3.   No certificates will be issued until test-taker is 18 and high school class has graduated, unless the                            individual has graduated from the Michigan Youth Challenge Program and is 16 years of age.

Detroit Public Schools 
3011 Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48202     
Phone: 313-240-4377
Website: https://www.detroitk12.org/Page/7297
Adult Education's mission is to strengthen our community by improving adult learner skills for successful 
long-term employment. Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Adult Education programs offer High 
School Completion (HSC), General Educational Development (GED),Adult Basic Education/Pre-HSE (ABE),
and English as a Second Language (ESL) at several community sites and schools, including two main Adult Education campuses.
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We provide free classes for adult learners giving them the opportunity to upgrade their academic skills, 
complete high school, obtain General Educational Development (GED) and other services. We also provide opportunities at two Detroit Learning Labs for students to receive HSE preparation. Enrollment is year-round and classes are offered Monday-Friday.  

Southwest Housing Solutions
Main Office: 
1920 25th Street
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-841-3727
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Adult Learning Lab
4214 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone: 313-45108055
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Wayne State University / Harris Literacy Program 
8640 W. Vernor Hwy (near Lawndale Street)
Detroit, MI 
Website: https://www.swsol.org/adult-literacy
The lab offers:
Participants must be at least 19 years old and have a goal of finding employment or improving their work
situation. low-income and unemployed or underemployed. Eligible adults do not need to reside in Detroit 
to enroll in the lab. Except for a small registration fee, these services are free for eligible participants.

LaCasa Guadalupana
4330 Central  (1 block South of Michigan Ave.)
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-268-2325
Website: https://lcgdetroit.org
Offers GED in Spanish. Our next classes start in September. Classes run $65.00 per semester plus books.
That can be more than one class. We offer elementary, middle school in Spanish in conjunction with Mexico. 
The GED can be studied by yourself at home. The books can be purchased in all four materials in Spanish 
and the pre-test to see if you are ready to take the test is in Spanish and so is the test.   

Wayne State University English Language Institute 
WSU Harris Literacy Program 
351 Manoogian Hall 
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-577-7323
Email:  adult.literacy@wayne.edu
Website:  www.cla.wayne.edu/eliweb 
The ELI is the ONLY intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area. ELI's small classes and highly-trained instructors make it possible for students to improve their English rapidly and effectively. 
The ELI uses the newest language teaching methodology and the most up-to-date audio, video and computer technology available. 

SER Metro Detroit
Main Office: 
9301 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI   48210-2038
Phone: 313-846-2240
Website: https://sermetro.org/adult-services/adult-education
Southwest Location Services: 
2826 Bagley 
Detroit, MI  48216
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Eastside Location Services: 
15491 Maddelein 
Detroit, MI  48205
PROGRAM MANAGER
Laura Fante
Phone: 313-945-5200 #4269

Detroit Public Library-Parkman Branch 
1766 Oakman Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48238 
Phone: 313-481-1814
Email:  alotharp@detroitpubliclibrary.org 
Website: http://detroitpubliclibrary.org/branch/parkman 

Detroit Employment Services Corporation 
Administrative Offices:
440 E. Congress 
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-876-0674
Website:  http://www.descmiworks.com
Career Awareness and Readiness Equals Success (CARES
A work readiness and career awareness training program with two distinct mode: A school-based model 
focused on certain Detroit high schools, including 10th through 12th grade students & a year-round model focusing on youth 14-21 both in- and out-of-school.
School-Based Model 
The CARES school-based model includes academic instruction integrated with Career Technical Education 
and Work Readiness Training. 
Expected outcomes include:
Year-Round Model
The Year-Round Model has a wider audience then the school-based model, focusing on youth aged 14-21 
both in- and out-of-school. 
Program elements include:
Youth should call the DESC Youth Hotline on (313) 664-5624 for further information about which programs 
are the best fit for them.

Detroit Employment Solutions has three One-Stop Service Centers located in Southwest and Northwest 
Detroit, and on the East side.
We also have numerous neighborhood access points located around the city providing access to basic 
job-seeker services, so you can be sure that there is always a facility close to you.

FOCUS: HOPE
1200 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-494-5500   Main 
Phone: 313-494-4300   Admissions
Email: admissions@focushope.edu
Website: www.focushope.edu 
Our education and workforce development programs prepare individuals for success when competing 
for jobs. We offer a holistic approach to individuals looking to jump start their careers. Our programs are scholarship based and FREE to most students. Eligible candidates must pass a drug screen and take an admissions test to determine math and reading levels for entry.

Wayne County Community College District                         
Website: http://www.wcccd.edu/dept/ce_adult_education.html 
Mission:
Wayne County Community College District’s Adult Education Program prepares students to complete /
obtain a secondary credential and help gain access to post-secondary education, training, and support 
services to succeed in high demand / high wage occupations.
Eligibility:
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to qualify for enrollment in the Adult Education Program 
at WCCCD. The program provides instruction for students to improve their basic literacy skills in prep-
aration for the completion of their GED.
Application Process:
Each Adult Education Participant is required to complete the college admission application for enrollment. 
This allows the participants to begin to become a part of WCCCD setting.
Tutoring: 
Tutorial services are available for participants enrolled in the Adult Education Program.
Location of classes:
Downriver Campus
21000 Northline 
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 734-374-3229
Classes are held Monday -Thursday from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm & 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Northwest Campus
8200 W. Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-943-4000
Classes are held Monday -Thursday from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eastern Campus
5901 Conner
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 313-922-3311
Classes are held Monday -Thursday from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Little Rock Urban Institute
8801 Woodward
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-496-2704   District Contact:  Ms. Ilanda Robertson  
Classes are held Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Reading Works Detroit                 
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI  48226 
Phone: 313-962-6202
Email: info@readingworksdetroit.org
Website:  www.readingworksdetroit.org
A collective partnership of community leaders from the business, education, media, civic and faith comm-
unities 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.
AND PARTNERS:  
ACCESS
2651 Saulino Ct.
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone: 313-842-6762
Email:  salarashi@accesscommunity.org
Website:  www.accesscommunity.org
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 pro-
grams, career development outreach program, students in transition program.  
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Dominican Literacy Center
11148 Harper Ave.
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 313-267-1000
Email: dominicanliteracy@yahoo.com
Website: www.dlciteracy.org
An east-side Detroit center for tutoring and information to improve literacy. 
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Mercy Education Project
1450 Howard 
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-963-5881
Website: http://mercyed.net
An educational development program that targets young girls and women. 
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Beyond Basics
Thirkell Elementary School 
7724 Fourteenth 
Detroit, MI  48206
Phone: 248-250-9304
Website: www.beyondbasics.org
Aims to boost literacy skills of the parents of students who participate in Beyond Basics, a reading enrich- ment program primarily aimed at children.  
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Wayne State University / ANOTHER CHANCE
Phone: 313-862-1990
Tutoring Location:
Lighthouse Center
19940 Livernois
Detroit, MI  48221
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Detroit Literacy Coalition
3726 Fisher Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214 
Phone: 313-922-7323
Website: http://detroitliteracy.org 
A Detroit-based coalition that offers tutoring and information to improve literacy. 

ProLiteracy Detroit           
12300 Morang Dr. 
Detroit, MI  48224
Phone: 313-872-7720
Email: margaretw@proliteracydetroit.org
Website: www.proliteracydetroit.org
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.

Siena Literacy Center 
16888 Trinity 
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-532-8404
Email:  info@sienaliteracy.org
Website:  http://sienaliteracy.org 
Siena Literacy Center is a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of families in N.W. Metro-
politan Detroit by providing a basic education program for adult learners. Together with our volunteer tut-
ors, we teach reading, math, computer skills, and English as a Second Language (ESL). Since 1995, over 
600 tutors have helped over 2000 adult learners meet the challenges of their everyday lives. Please browse 
through our website to see what Siena Literacy Center has to offer. Siena Literacy Center is a proud to be 
part of Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation and is an accredited affiliate of Proliteracy.

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF)
16800 Trinity 
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-535-9200
Email: info@svsfcenter.org 
Website: www.svsfcenter.org 
The Adult GED® Program at St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher Center is a free, personalized tutoring program 
that focuses upon helping Detroit area adults (age 18 or older) to becoming more self-sufficient and con-
tributing members to the community and economy, through education. Our process works, because not everyone learns at the same pace or has the same comprehension capabilities. We help the students to 
learn, not just pass the GED®.

Community Social Services of Wayne County
Main Office:
9851 Hamilton 
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
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Dearborn Office:
Garrison Place Office Bldg.
19855 W. Outer Dr.   Suite 207 E
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: 313-792-9286
Website: www.csswayne.org
Education and Literacy Programs: 
Literacy programs serve all learners in an environment where academic success and life success walk 
hand-in-hand. Working directly with parents, schools and the community, CSSWC’s literacy programs 
seek to assist learners of all ages achieve academic success and reach their highest potential in life through knowledge.
Available programs include:

Detroit Job Corps
11801 Woodrow Wilson 
Detroit, MI 48206
Phone: 313-852-0300
Email: detro@jcdc.jobcorps.org
Web site: http://detroit.jobcorps.gov
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training. At Job Corps, students enroll to learn a trade, 
earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job. To enroll in Job Corps, students must meet the following requirements:

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Wayne Metro Detroit HQ:
7310 Woodward Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48202
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Out-County Service Hub
2121 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Out-County Service Hub
11131 Wayne Rd. 
Romulus, MI 48174
Phone: 313-3247922 Deanne
Email: dsurles@waynemetro.org   Deanne Surles 
Website: https://www.waynemetro.org/leaps
LEAPS / Learning, Excelling and Parenting Successfully
The most significant impact on children’s academic success is their parent’s attitude toward literacy and 
learning. Core values, knowledge and skills are first developed in a child’s family, which is the nucleus of 
the household. The Learning Education and Parenting Success (LEAPS) Family Literacy Program partners 
with adult learners of children ages 0-8 to support and Adult Education, Children Education, Parent and 
Child Together Time (PACT), and Parent Time.
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Wayne Metro offers digital literacy courses for adult learners ranging from Computer Basics to Website 
Design and Coding Basics. For more information, please contact Deanne Surles via email above.

Downriver Community Conference and Michigan Works Center
15100 Northline    Suite 101
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone: 734-362-7070 
Website: http://www.dccwf.org/index.php
The Basic Skills and Assessment Department of the Downriver Community Conference provides individualized, self-paced (but guided) instruction to help you obtain your basic skills / academic goals quickly and effectively.
You can study any of these areas in an "open lab" setting, at your own pace, with assistance as needed provided by a certified teacher or Career Development Facilitator.
Lab hours:
Currently Tuesday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We recommend calling first, as
hours can vary depending on customer volume.
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The ACT WorkKeys assessment, as required for Para-professionals under the No Child Left Behind Act, or 
to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate, is available for a fee. Key Train, a self-paced, computerized preparation program for WorkKeys is also available for a small fee. Our rates are very reasonable. Call for 
more information.
Basic Skills and Assessment Unit
Phone: 734-362-3455 
Located in the Michigan Works! Southgate Service Center, operated by the Downriver Community Conference. 

Romulus Adult Education / Van Buren Adult Education
Romulus High School
9650 Wayne 
Romulus, MI  48174    North Side of the building Door 29
Phone: 734-532-1403
Website: https://www.romulusk12.org/schools/romulus-adult-education
Program Director: Renae Gowen
Email:  regowen@romulusk12.org
Phone: 734-532-1407
Work Cell: 734-497-0682
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Lead Teacher: Christina Newsome
Email: chnewsome@romulusk12.org
Work Cell: 734-497-4019
Our program is completely FREE! We offer both High School diploma & GED prep classes at NO COST!

Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council    
Starkweather Academy    
39750 Joy 
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-589-0011
Email: info@plymouthcantonliteracy.org
Website: www.plymouthcantonliteracy.org
We are a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton and 
surrounding areas of Western Wayne County. Our mission is to provide adults with basic reading, 
writing and communication skills, so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest 
potential in life. 

Community Literacy Council
39750 Joy 
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-589-0011
Website: www.plymouthcantonliteracy.org
The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council is a volunteer non-profit community organization.
The Council provides free one-on-one tutoring or small conversation groups to adults primarily in the 
Plymouth-Canton area.

Muslim Family Services 
12346 McDougall 
Detroit, MI   48212-2708
Phone: 313-366-6800
&
National Headquarters
87-91 144th 
Jamaica, NY  11435 
Phone: 866-354-0102   718-658-7028
Website: www.muslimfamilyservices.org
Free English classes for beginners & adult learners. 

iAmerica Center             
Locations:
8594 N. Canton Center
Canton, MI  48187
&
1061 Inkster 
Garden City, MI  48135
&
19445 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48228
&
3120 Carpenter Ave. Suite 211
Hamtramck, MI 48212
&
25350 Eureka
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: 313-307-0088
Email: info@iamericacenter.com
Website: https://www.iamericacenter.org
We are committed to serve individuals and families facing educational, socio-economically, health or 
mental health disparities despite their heritage and beliefs while fostering economic, cultural and social empowerment. Every one of our staff is also culturally competent in order serve you with respect. Most 
of our staff and providers are fluent in Arabic, Chaldean, Hindu, Purdu, Punjabi, Ukrainian, Russian, Span-
ish and French. Our main focus is to advocate for the underserved: the Non-English speaker such as indi-
viduals from African and Asian American communities. Offers a wide variety of services!

Brillant Detroit
Headquarters Address: 
5675 Larkins 
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-483-8992
Email: info@brilliantdetroit.org
Website: https://brilliantdetroit.org
&
Brillant Detroit House: 
13800 Eastburn 
Detroit, MI  48205
Email:  skilgore@brillantdetroit.org   Sharon Kilgor
OUR MISSION
Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with child-
ren 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We do this by pro- viding proven pro- gramming and support year-round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods. Has a wide 
variety of locations!

Detroit Hispanic Development
1211 Trumbull 
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-967-4880 
Website: http://www.dhdc1.org
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Recognized as one of the Adult Education Centers in Michigan with the highest retention and test scores, 
our classes include teacher-led sessions with emphasis on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 
&
Additionally, we offer specialized case management services for students, especially recent immigrants, 
to help them better adjust to life in Michigan. Funding for this program is provided by the State of Michigan 
and National Council of La Raza.
&
General Education Diploma (GED) Classes
Students train for the GED examination by learning high school-level principles of mathematics, reading, 
and writing. Funding and the instructor for this program are provided by Wayne State University, as well 
as DHDC’s business partners.
&
HUD Housing Counseling / Financial Literacy
Counselors certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Department provide 
housing-related group workshops, one-on-one counseling, and referrals to outside agencies. Many 
Latino families in our community do not seek traditional financing for purchasing homes, & there is 
a great need for housing counseling within Detroit due to economic downturn, stricter lending guide-
lines, failing financial institutions, and weakening federal housing programs.

​Zaman International 
Administrative Offices:
26091 Trowbridge 
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone: 313-551-3994
Email: info@zamaninternational.org
Website: https://www.zamaninternational.org/programs.php#training
B.O.O.S.T. Vocational and Literacy Training Program Zaman offers women the opportunity to break the 
cycle of poverty for themselves and their families by learning job-ready sewing and culinary arts skills 
and English language literacy.

Detroit Impact Center
9930 Greenfield 
Detroit, MI  48227-2036
Phone:  313-272-0004
Email: info@detroitimpact.org
Website: https://www.detroitimpact.org
ChangeMakers is designed to build character, improve reading/comprehension skills, provide opportunities
 for creative expression, social skills, and personal growth. Activities include but are not limited to:


LENAWEE COUNTY

Lenawee Intermediate School District 
1372 N. Main 
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-2108
Email:  TECH@lised.us 
Website:  http://www.lisd.us/adult-learning
Variety of programs including career training!

Community Action Agency
400 W. South
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  800-438-1845  Julie Laughing  McLaughlin@alai.org 
Email:  info@alai.org
Website:  www.alai.org
Who is Eligible?
CAA provides financial management assistance to anyone interested in Lenawee county. There are no 
income eligibility requirements.
Topics for classes include the following:
1.  Communication –making decisions with a spouse or partner who has different priorities/values
2.  Spending
3.  Creating a Budget Plan – planning for the household spending based on the individual / household 
     priorities
4.  Credit Awareness – including how to make arrangements with creditors and establishing credit
5.  Predatory Lending – check cashing pros/cons, mortgage scams, “Buy Here/Pay Here” worth it?
6.  Goal Setting – developing realistic goals and sticking to them
7.  Basic Banking and Investing– provide as needed banking education
8.  Energy Education – reduce energy cost with simple changes, including energy audit (as available)


MACOMB COUNTY

Chaldean Community Foundation 
3601 15 Mile
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
Phone: 586-722-7253
Website: http://www.chaldeanfoundation.org 
CCF is offering English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Preparation Classes via Zoom. 

Poblo International
35555 Garfield Suite 7
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Phone: 586-477-1530
Website: https://www.poblo.org
How We Serve:
At Poblo International Ministries, we offer refugee resettlement assistance, cultural and social assimilation, shelter, English classes, sewing classes, support to persecuted converts, friendship and hospitality, and
 MORE! Learn more about our non-profit services and how we can help Muslims and other immigrants and refugees in the United States.
&
In Michigan, we not only share the gospel, but we also have programs set in place to help the immigrant 
and refugee population thrive in America. Some of our volunteer services in MI include: counseling, sup-
porting persecuted converts, helping with refugee resettlement assistance, cultural assimilation, and more. 
We also have five International Friendship Centers where missionaries and volunteers teach English, citizen-
ship, and sewing classes.

Chippewa Valley Schools
Chippewa Valley Adult and Community Building
19230 Cass Ave.
Clinton Twp. MI  48038
Phone: 586-723-2050
Website: https://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/departments/community-ed/

Lake Shore Public Schools Macomb
St. Clair Shores Adult & Community Education Bldg.
23055 Masonic Blvd.
St. Clair Shores, MI  48082
Phone: 586-285-8880
Website: http://www.lakeshoreschools.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=513071

L’Anse Creuse Public Schools
Pellerin Center
24001 F. V. Pankow Blvd. 
Clinton Township, MI  48036
Phone: 586-783-6420
Website: https://www.lc-ps.org/programs/community-education

Warren Consolidated Schools / Flynn Educational Center
8655 Irving 
Sterling Heights, MI  48312
Phone: 586-825-2400
&
Warren Woods Public Schools / Adult Education
12900 Frazho 
Warren, MI  48089
Phone: 586-439-4408
Website: https://www.warrenwoods.misd.net/our-schools/adultcommunity-education

Utica Community Schools & Adult Education 
Community Education Center
38901 Dodge Park 
Sterling Heights, MI  48312 
Phone: 586-797-6906   Adult Ed
Website: www.UCSCommunityEducation.com/Adult_Ed
Phone:  586-797-6960  
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Website:  www.UCSCommunityEducation.com/E_S_L 
Earn a Utica Community Schools high school diploma or prepare for the GED through the Adult Education
Program. Gain valuable workplace and life skills with beginner to advanced classes in the English as a 
Second Language Program. FREE morning, afternoon and evening classes. 


MONROE COUNTY

Monroe County Intermediate School District 
Project READ
1101 S. Raisinville
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-242-5799    Literacy Dept:  734-322-2721
Website: http://www.monroeisd.us/departments/curriculum/
instructionalservices/project-read---adult-literacy/
The MCISD collaborates with staff members, service organizations and community representatives to con-
nect adult learners with literacy services via confidential trained community tutors. Project READ expands  
& enhances the abilities of adults to read and understand in their personal and professional lives. This pro-
gram is administered by the MCISD with financial support provided by community donors and area busin-
esses, most notably DTE Energy. All calls are confidential. Tutoring sessions are held at public locations 
such as a library or quiet restaurant.

Oaks Village 
924 E. 2nd 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-244-5444
Website: https://www.oaksvillage.net/youth-programs-1
Oaks also collaborates with several different agencies to serve as an educational hub.
SERVICES:
We offer financial literacy, life skills classes, literacy programs and partner with the Learning Bank for GED completion.
OPEN:
Classes and programs run throughout the year at various times. Please contact us for class availability.
WHO & COST:
This service is free for anyone who needs help with education.


OAKLAND COUNTY:

Oakland Literacy Council
2550 S. Telegraph  Suite 103
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
Phone: 248-253-1617
Email: info@oaklandliteracy.com
Website:  www.oaklandliteracy.com 
Locally the Council:
1.  Recruits and trains volunteers who meet weekly with adult students to teach reading, writing & conver-                     sational English.
2.  Provides various tutoring workshops to give tutors tools for effective tutoring
3.  Has available a library with tutoring materials for various reading levels and interests
4.  Provides resources i.e., tutor mentors, tutor trainers, specialists to answer questions and guide tutors

Centro Multicultural La Familia
35 W. Huron  Suite 100
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone: 248-858-7800
Website: https://www.centromulticultural.org/copy-of-our-programs
CITIZENSHIP AND LIFE SKILLS CLASSES:
We support our community's ongoing personal and professional development through life skills classes 
as well as citizenship classes.
LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION:
We offer language interpretation at different agencies including Women's Center at St. Joseph Hospital. 
Bilingual staff provides interpretation between pregnant women and their physician so they can commun- icate better and have healthier outcomes. 
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS:
1.  We translate documents for community members such as birth and marriage certificates, permission
     to travel, and more. A two-week notice is strongly recommended.
2.  We also provide translations to business documents, such as manuals, procedures and surveys.
3.  Notary services are also available
LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION:
We offer language interpretation at different agencies including Women's Center at St. Joseph Hospital. 
Bilingual staff provides interpretation between pregnant women and their physician so they can comm-
unicate better and have healthier outcomes. 

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)
Administrative Offices: 
363 W. Big Beaver  Suite #300
Troy, MI   48084
Phone: 248-559-1990
Email: carmenb@myacc.org
Website: http://www.myacc.org/employment-training
Services provided:

BEYOND BASICS
Mailing Address:  
PO Box 1504
Birmingham, MI  48012
Physical Address:
18000 W. Nine Mile 
Southfield, MI   48075
Phone:  248-250-9304
Email:  info@BeyondBasics.org 
Website:  www.BeyondBasics.org
READ TO RISE TUTORING:
LITERACY-ENRICHMENT: 
Has a wide variety of schools that participates in this program!

Grace Centers Of Hope 
35 E. Huron 
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone: 248-334-7939      855-HELP-GCH   
Email:  info@gracecentersofhope.org
Website: https://www.gracecentersofhope.org/content.cfm?id=3129
Education Opportunities:
Every resident in the Life Skills Program takes the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test in order for 
the staff to create an individualized plan based on the resident's needs.
The Career and Education Center:
Provide many opportunities for residents in the one-year life skills program and for those in aftercare.
The Career and Education Center: 
Provide GED classes for all residents who do not have a GED credential. This program includes individual online preparation, one-on-one tutoring, homework assistance, and pre-tests.
The Career and Education Center also offer classes for residents including:
1.   Business Communication
2.   Computers 101
3.   Work Readiness
4.   Reasoning Skills
5.   The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®
For Aftercare residents who choose to go to college, the Career and Education Center provides assistance 
with registration, homework, and a place to study.
Career Development
After residents have been in the life skills program for nine months, they begin to search for jobs. The Career 
and Education Center provide assistance in obtaining a job for life skills program residents and after-care residents including: 
Grace Centers of Hope is an authorized GED Testing Service® 

Huron Valley Schools Adult Education / Brooks Center 
1000 Hill 
White Lake, MI 
Phone: 248-676-8398 
Email: Adult.Ed@hvs.org 
​Website: https://www.hvs.org/district/adulteducation
​Huron Valley School's Adult Education offers a wide variety of programs ranging from High School 
Completion to Medical Assistant programs. 

Rochester Community Schools Adult Ed
Administrative Office: 
501 W. University 
Rochester, MI  48307 
Phone: 248-726-3000
Classes Held At: 
1440 John R
Rochester Hills, MI  48307
Phone: 248-726-5950
Website: https://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/pages/362/adult-education-race

Utica Community Schools Adult Ed
38901 Dodge Park 
Sterling Heights, MI  48312
Phone: 586-797-6900   586-797-6901
Email: communityedquestions@uticak12.org
Website: http://www.ucscommunityeducation.com/adult_ed

Troy School District Community Education
1522 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI  48083
Phone: 248-823-5100
Website: https://www.troyceonline.com

CHURCHILL COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER
707 Girard Ave.
Royal Oak, MI  48073
Phone: 248-588-5050
Website: https://www.royaloakschools.org/churchill-center

Community Sharing Outreach Center
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 405
Highland, MI 48357
&
Duck Lake Center
5061 N. Duck Lake
Highland, MI 48357
Phone: 248-889-0347
Email: info@community-sharing.org
Website: https://www.community-sharing.org/get-help
Educational Assistance by Volunteers:


WASHTENAW COUNTY

Washtenaw Literacy
5577 Whittaker 
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-879-1320
Email:  info@washtenawliteracy.org 
Website: https://washtenawliteracy.org 
Washtenaw Literacy can help you with reading and writing. Our programs will help you meet your goals.
You will meet for two hours each week with a volunteer tutor. Tutoring is free.
Do you qualify for tutoring?
If you checked all the boxes, you are eligible for a tutor.

Washtenaw County Community College 
Adult Education Plus Transitions G.E.D. Plus!
4800 E. Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI  48105-4800       Classes now ONLINE!
Phone:  734-677-5006
Email:  adulttransitions@wccnet.edu 
Website: http://www.wccnet.edu/services/adulttransitions/contact
Basic services include:

AMERICA READS TUTORING CORPS
University of Michigan Outreach 
1024 Hill 
Ann Arbor, MI  48104-3310
Phone: 734-647-7801
Email: ekbyrnes@umich.edu 
Website: https://ginsberg.umich.edu/node/24 
The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, the Office of Financial Aid and the School 
of Education formed the University of MI America Reads Tutoring Corps. America Reads employs approxim-
ately 100 University students to serve as literacy tutors to children in grades K-5 each year in Detroit and 
Ypsilanti schools. Every child receives individualized attention, along with packs of free, brand-new books 
to build a home library.

The Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-214-9995   
Email:  info@neutral-zone.org
Website:  www.neutral-zone.org

Manchester Community Resource Center
710 E. Main 
PO Box 433
Manchester, MI  48158
Phone: 734-428-7722
Email: manchestercrc@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://manchestercrc.org/get-help-now/our-services