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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.
  • Learners - Winter 2015 Learning Labs still have space: Learning Labs are small tutoring groups about a specific topic.  Learning Labs have both a start and end date, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and attendance is expected at all sessions.  Click here to see the Winter 2015 Learning Labs and to register for any of the available labs.
  • Power Tutoring 2015 is here!  On February 21st, 2015 we're hosting our premiere daylong professional development for adult literacy tutors.  We're offering a series of free literacy workshops presenting powerful strategies and hands-on learning to help tutors and adult learners work together more effectively.  To preview the selection of workshops, click here.  Reservations are highly recommended as space in each workshop is limited.  Click here to register now.  
  • Burning Questions and Hot Topics: A Monthly Tutor / Mentor Discussion.  All tutors are invited to join us on the first Saturday of every month from 9am-11am for an informal discussion and opportunity to support each other as we serve Washtenaw Literacy learners.  Click here for more information. 


 

Upcoming Events

  • Core Tutor Training (Winter day 2 of 3)
    January 31, 2015 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    This interactive 15-hour training prepares volunteers to become personal tutors in our nationally recognized program.  The training focuses on...

  • Core Tutor Training (Winter day 3 of 3)
    February 07, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    This interactive 15-hour training prepares volunteers to become personal tutors in our nationally recognized program.  The training focuses on...

  • ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session
    February 13, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 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...

  • Goal Setting (Module 6)
    February 14, 2015 (10:00 AM - 12:00 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...