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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.
  • Summer 2014 Professional Development Opportunities for Tutors:  It's not too late to learn some new tutoring tips and tricks.  Consider registering today for one of the Summer Personal Development Workshops. Click here for more information. To RSVP, please Click Here

Upcoming Events

  • ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session
    July 28, 2014 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Come and learn about volunteer options with Washtenaw Literacy!  You can help change the world, one word at a time.

    You must register by emailing or by clicking here.

    Nicola's Books
    2513 Jackson Avenue
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103

  • Goal Setting (Module 6)
    July 31, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

    Join us for Module Six from Core Tutor Training.  This optional module is open to all tutors, not only tutors completing Core Tutor Training. The workshop will cover how to identify your learner's long-term goals and break them into SMART short-term goals...

  • Supplementary Core Tutor Training (SL)
    August 02, 2014 (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

    For those who want a refresher, or those who have been through the 15-hour training but would like to cross-train.

    Questions, email Alison!