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Pro-Literacy Detroit realizes the severity of this problem.

WHAT IS PRO-LITERACY DETROIT

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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.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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
  • DW Enterprise
  • Empowerment Plan
  • Goodwill
  • Matrix Human Services
  • My Place Center for Wellness
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • Southeastern High School
  • Southwest Solutions
  • 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
  • Zaiman International

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HISTORY OF PRO-LITERACY DETROIT

  • 1984
    1984

    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.

  • 2004
    2004

    On March 1, 2004, LVA­-Detroit was renamed to Pro­-Literacy Detroit with the motto, “Read, Empower, Succeed.”

  • 2014
    2014

    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.

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