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Changing lives one word at a time

Welcome! Washtenaw Literacy's mission is to provide free literacy instruction customized to the needs of adults throughout Washtenaw County, utilizing a trained network of volunteer tutors. It is our vision to eliminate illiteracy in Washtenaw County. For over 40 years we have been empowering adults through improved literacy. Since our founding in 1971, we have served over 20,000 learners and trained and fully supported over 10,000 volunteer tutors. 

  • Free TUTORING for ADULTS of ALL AGES!  Free, flexible tutoring in basic reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language (ESL): Learn more
  • Spring Tutor Social: Our mentors have planned a Spring Tutor Social for Tuesday, May 13th, 5:30 - 7:30pm at Gladwin's Retreat Center.  All tutors are invited to attend and share stories with other tutors, mentors, and staff while enjoying hor's doeuvres, drinks and dessert. Please RSVP at: 734-879-1320. 
  • Summer 2014 Professional Development Opportunities for Tutors:  Summer is just around the corner, we hope!  It's time to start making your summertime plans and we hope you will include professional development workshops in those plans! Click here for more information about upcoming workshops. To RSVP, please Click Here

Latest News

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Low-literacy impacts family, poverty levels, homelessness, and employment opportunities

Thursday, 05 September 2013

Strolling supper, vintage cocktails and auctions mark Mad Men-themed event

October 19, 6:00 pm, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College

Thursday, 06 June 2013

Graham Dethmers is returning to the ProQuest RUN FOR LITERACY Team this year with a new goal in site:  26.2 miles.  Literacy is his inspiration.


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