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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.  Learn more.

  • Free TUTORING for ADULTS of ALL AGES!  Free, flexible tutoring in basic reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language (ESL): Learn more.
  • It's time for Quarterly Updates (QU's) for Personal Tutors and Learners:  Anyone participating in Personal Tutoring between July 1st - September 30th, 2014 must complete a QU before October 15th.  The information you provide helps us better support you, allows us to plan for programming needs, and aids us with raising funds necessary to continue offering free tutoring throughout Washtenaw County.  
  • Tutors - we're having a Fall Social!  Join us on October 29th from 5:30-7:30PM, Gladwin Retreat Center, 4105 West Liberty in Ann Arbor.  Please R.S.V.P. if you can attend - all details are located in the flyer.  

Upcoming Events

  • Tutor Social
    October 29, 2014 (5:30 AM - 7:30 AM)

    Come and join us for appetizers and a drink at the lovely Gladwin Barn (4105 W Liberty - 1/2 mi west of Wagner.  Look for the end of the white fence...

  • Community Resources in Washtenaw County
    October 30, 2014 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Washtenaw Literacy's MSW Intern, Jasmin Maing, will share wrap-around community services available to our learners.  She will discuss how to best...

  • Self Determination (Learning to Achieve)
    November 05, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    We'll focus on supporting adults in developing self-determination, a key attribute necessary for educational and workplace success.  The...

  • ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session
    November 06, 2014 (2:00 PM - 3:00 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...