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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.

  • Washtenaw Literacy Office & Program closure:  In recognition of Labor Day, our office and programs will be closed on Monday, September 7th.  We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, September 8th.  Thank you and have a safe holiday weekend.
  • 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 Basic Literacy Group today.  Click here to see the current group time and location.
  • Learners: Don't forget to register for our Learning Labs in the FALL.  We also have Learning Labs at our new Computer Lab in Ypsilanti.  Click here for the schedule and registration details.  

Meet Some of Washtenaw Literacy’s Learners 



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