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.

Literacy Impact!  
Meet Calisa Reid and hear from her about how 
learning to read in 2005 changed her life in 2017.
  • Power Tutoring, Washtenaw Literacy's premier professional development conference for adult literacy tutors, is Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 8:30 am - 2:15 pm at Washtenaw Community College. Click here for more information and click here to register!
  • Nominate a learner for an award! If you know a learner that you want to be recognized at Celebration of Learning, Washtenaw Literacy's annual recognition for our learners, click here. Celebration of Learning is March 21, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Ypsilanti Free Methodist Church.