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.
  • Learners: We have so many learning opportunities for you throughout the community. Take a look at some of our featured programs below: 
    • Attend an ESL Open Tutoring session today.  See the schedule for locations and times, all are open to new learners: Click here for the Winter ESL Open Tutoring schedule. Click here for the Spring/Summer ESL Open Tutoring schedule.
    • Basic Literacy Learners: Attend a Basic Literacy Open Tutoring session today.
      • Click here for the Spring/Summer 2017 Basic Literacy Open Tutoring Schedule. 
        • For directions to the Community Opportunity Center, click here
  • It's Time: Tutor & Learner Semester Updates are Due Soon!
    • We ask learners participating in personal tutoring and ALL tutors to complete semester updates for the Winter semester (January 1 - April 30th). Please complete all semester updates by May 15th, 2017.  Click below to access tutor and learner semester updates.
      • Personal Tutoring Semester Updates - Tutor, Learner
      • Open Tutoring Semester Update - Tutor

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