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Changing lives one word at a time

Welcome!  Our Mission Statement:  Believing that literacy is the foundation for a sustainable community, Washtenaw Literacy provides literacy support, free of charge, to adults through a network of trained 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.
  • Attend a FREE ESL Group today.  See the schedule for locations and times, all are open to new learners: Click here for the current ESL Group Schedule.
  • Learners: We have so many learning opportunities for you throughout the community. Take a look at some of our featured programs below:   
    • Register for a Learning Lab: These are small-group, topic-specific workshops. RSVP REQUIRED
    • BL Learners: Attend a Basic Literacy Group today.
    • Visit our computer lab at the Community Opportunity Center. Get help with Math, Computers, Reading, and/or Writing skills.  
      • Click here for the current schedule.  
      • For directions to the Community Opportunity Center, click here.

Meet Some of Washtenaw Literacy’s Learners 



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