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Our aim: 100% literacy through 100% community engagement!

Literacy Coalition of Washtenaw County members work together to improve literacy levels across the lifespan.  By coordinating services, resources, and planning, the Literacy Coalition supports existing literacy efforts while striving toward 100% literacy.



Updated Literacy Directory

posted Sep 19, 2013, 8:58 AM by Literacy Coalition Administration

The Washtenaw County Literacy Directory has been recently updated. Be sure to check it out as you are looking for literacy resources in the county! It is available on our Resources page and at this link.

Register by May 13 for Free GED Preparation Class

posted May 9, 2013, 12:16 PM by Literacy Coalition Administration

After December 2013, you will no longer be able to take the written (paper and pencil) GED test. The GED test will be a new and different exam, and you’ll only be able to take it on a computer. Scores for any tests you’ve passed before that date will expire (i.e. will not be use-able). If you don’t have your GED by then, you will have to start over studying for a new test.

Register no for Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education free GED Preparation. This includes free testing if you attend class. See the attached flyer for more information.

General Membership Meeting March 14

posted Feb 13, 2013, 7:35 AM by Literacy Coalition Administration

6-7 pm
Washtenaw Intermediate School District Building
1819 South Wagner Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106


Our featured speaker will be Cathy Fleischer of EMU's Department of English Language and Literature. Cathy will explain the Family Literacy Initiative (part of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project). After she presents, there will be a round table discussion about the Initiative. Please join us!

Ypsilanti Community African American Read-In

posted Feb 5, 2013, 3:04 PM by Literacy Coalition Administration

The 9th Ypsilanti Community African American Read-In will take place Sunday, February 10, 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm at the Ypsilanti District Library-Whittaker Rd.  The theme is "Readers Are Heroes," highlighting comic books and graphic novels authored by African Americans. 

Splendor Educational Consulting and the Ypsilanti District Library are partners in this wonderful "adventure."

More information is available at the African American Read-In website.


World Book Night US

posted Jan 9, 2013, 10:15 AM by Literacy Coalition Administration   [ updated Jan 9, 2013, 10:16 AM ]

Who doesn't love free books? Spread the joy of reading by signing up to be a Book Giver. Apply by January 23. World Book Night will be held on April 23, 2013.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Literacy Resource Flyer added to Documents Page

posted Nov 20, 2012, 2:32 PM by Literacy Coalition Administration

Check out the Documents page for various LCWC Documents. JPG & PDF versions of a resource flyer have just been added. The flyer is a wonderful resource to advertise key literacy providers in Washtenaw County. Please download, print, and share!

General Membership Meeting

posted Nov 5, 2012, 7:51 AM by Literacy Coalition Administration

When: Wednesday, November 14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Washtenaw Intermediate School District Building, 1819 South Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI (map)

Professor Susan Neuman from the University of Michigan School of Education will be our featured speaker at our November LCWC General Membership Meeting. A link to Professor Neuman's site can be found here. Please RSVP to Gabe Marinaro at g.marinaro AT gmail.com if you will be attending!

Celebration of Literacy SATURDAY, SEPT 22, 10:30 - 3:00

posted Sep 23, 2012, 1:47 PM by Literacy Coalition Administration

Celebration of Literacy

SATURDAY, SEPT 22, 10:30 - 3:00

11:00 Story Time in Spanish

11:45  Storyteller Laura Pershin Raynor

1:00  Storyteller LaRon Williams

2:00  Face Painting and Story book Characters Read to Kids

AND Help Us By

SHOPPING for yourself or for gifts for others

BARNES and NOBLE BOOKSTORE on Washtenaw

or at barnesandnoble.com

SEPT 21 - 23rd  

Mention our name (or on-line use code # 10826071)

We get a percentage of the profits to buy more books for our programs. (sorry giftcards will not count)

September 15th - 10th Annual Family Fun Day and Health Walk Fair

posted Sep 5, 2012, 5:59 PM by Literacy Coalition Administration

Please see the attached flyer for the 10th Annual Family Fun Day & Health Walk Fair 2012 
When: Saturday September 15th 11am - 5pm
Where: Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach (DAPCO) Office Parking Lot
127 North Washington
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


2012 Parkridge Summer Festival & Joe Dulin Community Day - Saturday, August 25th 11 AM

posted Aug 20, 2012, 6:55 PM by Literacy Coalition Administration

Parkridge Summer Festival Committee and Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development to Host Joint Community Day

Information at the following link: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community-and-economic-development/news/2012/2012-parkridge-summer-festival-joe-dulin-community-day

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