Pro-Literacy Detroit realizes the severity of this problem.
WHAT IS PRO-LITERACY DETROIT
Pro-Literacy Detroit is a non-profit organization that aims to solve adult illiteracy. We help adults 16 and over become independent readers, writers, and speakers of English.
We match each student with a volunteer tutor.
The pair meets at a time and space convenient for each other.
Through the use of online learning programs, the tutors empower students to achieve their goals.
Pro-Literacy Detroit works closely with the following community organizations below to empower adults through literacy.
Black Family Development
Children’s Aid Society
Detroit Eastern District Initiative
Detroit Housing Agreement
Detroit Parent Network
Detroit Public Libraries
Matrix Human Services
My Place Center for Wellness
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Southeastern High School
Spectrum Family Services
Urban League of Southeast Michigan
University of Phoenix
Wayne County Department of Human Services
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
Yorkshire Woods Community Organization
adults empowered annually
of students received jobs
hours of tutoring
HISTORY OF PRO-LITERACY DETROIT
Pro-Literacy Detroit was founded in 1984 originally as Literacy Volunteers of America-Detroit (LVA-Detroit). Its first meetings were held in the home kitchen of a founding member. The organization later moved to a space of its own thanks to the generosity of a fellow Detroit literacy organization.
On March 1, 2004, LVA-Detroit was renamed to Pro-Literacy Detroit with the motto, “Read, Empower, Succeed.”
In January 2014, Pro-Literacy Detroit moved into its current building on Morang street thanks to the generosity of Comerica Bank. The organization empowers over 500 students annually while serving a total of over 12,000 students to-date.