Metro Detroit Resources for Literary Organizations & Education

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#WriterWednesday #MotownBookClub Book Feature w/Author, Angelique Clemens #motownwriters #michlit #michiganwriters #blackgirlmagic #CanIBorrowYourSkin

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About book:

Nicolette is a young black lawyer who struggles with the self as she wants to be seen. Her parents only see her as the child they raised, not the thirty year old woman she has grown into. Her friends see her based on their experiences with her: her sorority sisters as the girl that they pledged and crossed with; her law school friends as the smart girl that always near the top of the class; her high school friends as the shy, naive girl that they always tried to corrupt; her lifestyle friends as the strong, independent, dominant woman with undeniable skills; her sister-cousins as the little sister they never had that they have to protect and mentor; and her church friends as the pious Catholic girl. The men she dated mostly reduced her to their favorite body parts. Nicolette struggled with not living her life by others’ standards and expectations of her. She wrestles with the face that she can not be herself, her true self, around 90% of the people she know.

Can Nicolette work through her problems and learn to be the fierce person that she sees in the mirror? 

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About Author: 
Angelique Clemens is a writer, scientist, and speaker. She started writing as an adolescent when she co-wrote a short mystery story about an inept murder with her mother that was published. Later, in high school, poetry that Angelique had written in French was published. Now, she writes biographical fiction around the subjects of loss, #blackgirlmagic, alternative lifestyles, and learning to develop one’s self in a less than supportive world. Her books, generally, address these topics through the lens of the black experience. Angelique enjoys sports, scotch, and true crime novels. When Angelique is not writing, she is playing board games, coloring, or doing puzzles. She resides in Detroit with her husband.

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New independent bookstore opens in Brighton part of ‘resurgence’



Two Brighton kindergarten teachers did their research and decided it would be the perfect time to open a bookstore in downtown Brighton.

2 Dandelions Bookshop is Brighton’s only independent bookstore. It is open at 209 W. Main Street, Suite 105, and the owners are celebrating a grand opening Friday through Sunday.

Co-owners Jeanne Blazo and Jeri Kay Thomas say the market is right for opening an independent bookstore, even though larger brick-and-mortar retailers have struggled to compete with online shopping and e-readers. via @livingstondaily

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6 free literary agent databases #motownwriters

Looking for a traditional publishing contract?

You need a literary agent.

A good agent will work hard to sell your book to a publisher and negotiate a bigger advance and better contract than you would for yourself.

What’s more, many editors – particularly those at the biggest publishers – prefer working with agents. They know that agents filter out work that isn’t publishable by vetting the author’s book concept and writing in advance. They also know that agents speak the lingo and understand the process — they don’t have to spend time educating them on what to expect.

An agent is your publishing advocate

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#MotownWriters: KAN Books Opens in North End @KnowAllegiance #bookstore #Detroit #MichLit

KAN Books Opens in North End


Community Members and Authors Invited to Participate in Cooperative Bookstore.

DETROIT – A new co-op bookstore is opening in the North End by the name of KAN Books, an initiative of Know Allegiance Nation. The bookstore is dedicated to Michigan authors & artists of color and also focuses on national and global authors and artists.

Know Allegiance Nation Books or KAN Books is a bookstore dedicated to authors and artists of color in Michigan and around the globe. The bookstore and the KAN Books Co-op was created to be a worker co-operative business to support Michigan artists and authors of color to have more brick and mortar places to sell their work. We aspire to support as many authors and artists as possible as we do not believe in the terminology of a “starving artist”. KAN Books believes that authors and artists can sustain their livelihoods from what they create and share with the world.

The bookstore serves also as a cultural and literacy resource hub for the North End neighborhood of Detroit. The space will also hold events inclusive of book signings, drum circles, art showings, open mics, children’s story-time, tea-making, film screenings, writing workshops, potlucks, music swaps and more.


Tuesdays/Thursdays: 10am-6pm

Fridays 3pm-10pm

Saturdays/Sundays: 11am-4pm


Porche Johnson selling her comic books at her art shared art show and book release gathering at KAN Books.

Michigan Author/Artist and have a book or art to sell?
Join the KAN Books Co-op!

Place your books, art and products in the store in exchange for a membership fee and volunteer hours to the store. Know Allegiance Nation Books or KAN Books is a worker co-op created to support Michigan artists and authors of color to have more brick and mortar places to sell their work. Members help keep the store open by working shifts in the bookstore, inventorying products, collecting donations, recruiting new members, and being support during KAN Books and Co-op member events. Co-op members get a vote and can help shape the future direction of the co-op bookstore.

Books by Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty, Anthea Calhoun-Bey and the Illuminate Crew are a few of the selections featured by Detroiters in the bookstore.

Additional benefits include discounts off space and equipment rentals, inclusion in our online marketplace, and placement of products at KAN Books vendor tables.  Co-op meetings are every third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm.

To sign-up or for more information please download application form: KAN Books Co-op Membership Form and/or contact us at

Grand Open Mic, Saturday, Dec 9th, 8pm-Midnight
The bookstore will hold special events during it’s grand opening week including a drum circle on Tuesday at noon, Detroit Music Xchange on Friday from 8-10pm and a Grand Open Mic on Saturday, Dec 9th, 8pm-Midnight. Jamii Tata will be hosting and featuring along with special guests. More info on open mic below:

The Grand Open Mic begins to (re)new an open mic series called the Conscious Cafe. The Conscious Cafe is every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 8pm-Midnight. The series runs from December to May (from June to August, the youth led Illuminate Open Mic will take it’s place). All are welcome to join including singers, poets, emcees, comedians, drummers, air guitarists & karaoke superstars. Door opens at 8:00pm, Open Mic begins at 8:15pm. Food by Jamii. Cover is $10. $5 for performers and co-op members. For more information please contact us at

DJs and A/V Squad setting up sound for Illuminate Open Mic.
Detroit Music Xchange
As a part of the opening week of KAN Books, in partnership with Operation Rebel Community Radio, we will host a series of music exchanges of Friday at the bookstore. The idea is for Detroit artists to come, share and exchange music with other and the community radio station. We want to build a robust collection  of Michigan Music to keep us in heavy rotation on the airwaves.
Operation Rebel Studio Time

KAN Books serves a secondary studio for Operation Rebel – This means we can offer recording services for artists including poets, singers, emcees and acoustic artists. Rates can change depending on needs but basic rates are $20 per half hour. Youth rates (under 18) is $10 per half hour.

Workshops– Home Recording Studio Workshops – Field Recording, Audacity and other workshops for audiophiles and those wanting to setup home studios, and/or create podcasts will available in the near future.

If interested in studio time or audio workshops please contact us at

How can you support Know Allegiance Nation

Volunteer with Know Allegiance Nation. We will need many hands to continue to reach our village building goals. This includes bookstore volunteers, potluck dish makers, registration tablers, slam judges, featured open mic artists, youth mentors, article/news leads, article writers, newsletter editors, event logistics and outreach support and more. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering: I Want 2 Be a KAN Volunteer!

Spread the word. Let people know we exist! We are on TwitterFacebook and Wordp ress. Please share this newsletter, our upcoming events and news.

Invite Operation Rebel to cover your event! We will document (audio record) your first event with us for free and then on a donation basis we can cover future events. Request here: Operation Rebel Media Partner Request.

Donate! If you are so inclined, monetary donations are always welcome. You can donate via making a check out to Allied Media Projects c/o Know Allegiance Nation.

Donate stuff! We also accept donations of books! And writing supplies such as pens, pencils, and notebooks. We hope to give away bookbags at our poetry slam again in 2016, so donations of new bookbags, dictionaries, and other school supplies are very welcome as well. Email us if you have items to donate:I Want 2 Donate Stuff.

Thank you for reading this edition of the Know Allegiance Nation newsletter. We look forward to seeing at the bookstore in 2017 and beyond!


Know Allegiance Nation

Copyright © 2017 Know Allegiance Nation, All rights reserved.
You were signed up through Know Allegiance Nation events or through Jamii Tata.

Our mailing address is:

Know Allegiance Nation

222 Marston
Flr 2

DetroitMI 48202

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#Motownwriters: Independent Bookstores in #Michigan

I just found a great resource for independent bookstores in Michigan and I couldn’t be more excited.

You know in my quest to be all things Michigan, this is a valuable find.

They also have a list of all Independent bookstores in the United States as well.

You’re welcome!

To see more resources in The Detroit Literary Network, click here

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Metro Detroit Libraries Listings

List of libraries in the Metro Detroit area. If there are any missing please add only those too comments. If you would like other information, please contact us. An ultimate list of all libraries in Michigan can be found here:

Ann Arbor District Library:

  • Downtown: 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
  • Malletts Creek: 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Traverwood: 3333 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • West Branch: 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Pittsfield: 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Auburn Hills Public Library:

  • 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326

Birmingham, Baldwin Public Library:

  • 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009

Canton Public Library:

  • 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188

Clinton Macomb Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
  • South Branch: 35679 South Gratiot, Clinton Twp., MI 48035
  • North Branch: 16800 24 Mile, Macomb Twp., MI 48042

Dearborn Public Library:

  • Henry Ford Centennial Library: 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Bryant Branch: 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Esper Branch: 12929 West Warren, Dearborn, MI 48126

Detroit Public Library:

  • Main: 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
  • 22 Other locations to serve you!
  • Detroit Detroit Public Library – Bowen 3648 West Vernor Highway 48216 (313) 481-1540
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Campbell 8733 W. Vernor 48209 (313) 481-1550
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chandler Park 12800 Harper Avenue 48213 (313) 481-1560
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chaney 16101 Grand River Avenue 48227 (313) 481-1570
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chase 17731 West Seven Mile Road 48235 (313) 481-1580
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Conely 4600 Martin Street 48210 (313) 481-1590
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Douglass Branch For Specialized Services 3666 Grand River Avenue 48208 (313) 481-1700
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Duffield 2507 West Grand Boulevard 48208 (313) 481-1710
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Edison 18400 Joy Road 48228
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Elmwood Park 550 Chene Street 48207 (313) 481-1732
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Franklin 13651 East Mcnichols Road 48205 (313) 481-1740
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Hubbard 12929 West Mcnichols Road 48235 (313) 481-1750
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Jefferson 12350 East Outer Drive 48224 (313) 481-1760
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Knapp 13330 Conant Street 48212 (313) 481-1770
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Mark Twain Annex 4741 Iroquis Street 48214 (313) 481-1790
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Montieth 14100 Kercheval Street 48215 (313) 481-1800
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Municipal Reference Library 5201 Woodward Avenue 48202 (313) 833-1440
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – National Automotive History Collection 121 Gratiot 48226 (313) 481-1862
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Parkman 1766 Oakman Boulevard 48238 (313) 481-1810
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Redford 21200 Grand River 48219 (313) 481-1820
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Sherwood Forest 7117 West Seven Mile Road 48221 (313) 481-1840
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Skillman 121 Gratiot Avenue 48226 (313) 481-1850


Eastpointe Eastpointe Memorial Library 15875 Oak Avenue 48021 (586) 445-5096

Ferndale Library:

  • 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220

Farmington Community Library:

  • Main Branch: 32737 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • Farmington Branch:  23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI 48335

Flint Public Library:

  • 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503, (810) 232-7111
  • Flint Beecher Vera B. Rison Library 1386 West Coldwater Road (810) 789-2800
    Flint Cody Branch Library 3519 Fenton Road (810) 238-5822
    Flint Flint Township-Mccarty Library 2071 South Graham Road (810) 732-9150
    Flint Genesee District Library 48504 (810) 732-5570
    Flint Genesee Valley Demonstration Location 3517 South Linden Road (810) 732-1822
    Flint North Flint Library 5005 Cloverlawn Drive (810) 785-9879
    Flint West Flint Library 3601 Beecher Road (810) 238-3637


Garden City Garden City Public Library 31735 Maplewood Street 48135 (734) 793-1830

Grosse Pointe Public Library:

  • Central (Farms): 10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313) 343-2074
  • Ewald: 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
  • Woods: 20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, (313) 343-2072
Grosse Pointe Park Grosse Pointe Park Public Library 15430 Kercheval Street (313) 343-2071
Hamtramck Hamtramck Public Library 2360 Caniff Avenue 48212 (313) 365-7050
Harper Woods Harper Woods Public Library 19601 Harper Avenue 48225 (313) 343-2575
Hazel Park Hazel Park Memorial Library 123 East Nine Mile Road 48030 (248) 546-4095

Independence Township Library:

  • 6495 Clarkson Td., Clarkston, MI 48346

Lapeer District Library:

  • 201 Village West Dr. S., Lapeer, MI 48446
  • Lapeer Elba Branch Library 5508 Davison Road (810) 653-7200
    Lapeer Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library 921 West Nepessing Street (810) 664-697
  • 4 other Locations to Serve you!

Livonia Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154
  • Carl Sandberg Library: 30100 Seven Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152
  • Alfred Noble Library: 32901 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150
  • Vest Pocket Library: 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia, MI 48154

Lyon Township Public Library:

  • 27005 Milford Rd., Couth Lyon, MI 48178

Mount Clemens Public Library:

  • 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Novi Library:

  • 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

Orion Township Public Library:

  • 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362

Oxford Public Library:

  • 530 Pontiac St., Oxford, MI 48371

Plymouth District Library:

  • 223 South Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170

Pontiac Public Library:

  • 60 E. Pike St., Pontiac, MI  48342
Redford Redford Township District Library 25320 West Six Mile Road 48240 (313) 531-5960
River Rouge River Rouge Public Library 221 Burke Street (313) 843-2040

Rochester Hills Public Library:

  • 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307

Romeo District Library:

  • Graubner: 65821 Van Dyke Rd., Washington, MI  48095
  • Kezar Library: 107 Church St., Romeo, MI 48065
Romulus Romulus Public Library 11121 Wayne Road (734) 942-7589

Royal Oak Public Library:

  • 222 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Shelby Township Library:

  • 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp, MI 48316

Southfield Public Library:

  • 26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

Springfield Township Library:

  • 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350

Sterling Heights Library:

  • 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Troy Public Library:

  • 510 W. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48084

Warren Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 1 City Sq. Ste. 100, warren, MI 48093
  • Arthur Miller Branch: 5460 Arden, Suite 303, Warren, MI 48092
  • Maybelle Burnette Branch Library22005 Van Dyke, Warren, MI 48089

Waterford Township Public Library:

  • 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan 48329

West Bloomfield Township Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
  • Westacres Branch: 7321 Commerce Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Westland, William P. Faust Public Library:

  • 6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185

Wyandotte, Bacon Memorial Library:

  • 45 Vinewood St., Wyandotte, MI 48192


You can also support Free Little Libraries around various citys. Check out Detroit here.


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#MotownWriters: Upcoming Book Events In #Michigan and Midwest Area for 2018

2018 Book Events in Michigan and Midwest. If there are events I’m missing, please  


Detroit, MI: Detroit Book City African-American Family Book Expo 2018
Date: February 25

Akron Family Reading Festival
Feb 2018 Dates Unconfirmed | Akron, OH

Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival
Feb 2018 Dates Unconfirmed | Kalamazoo, MI

Book It
March 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois

4th annual A Weekend with the Authors
March 16–18, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA
for readers, not romance specific

Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference
March 17-19, 2018 | Detroit, MI

biennial Spring Fling Writers’ Conference
April 20–21, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA
for romance writers

University Spring Literary Festival
April 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Athens, Ohio

Chelsea, MI: Midwest Literary Walk
Date: April 28

Dayton, OH: Dayton Book Expo
Date: April 28

7th annual Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Weekend
April 27–29, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA
for romance readers

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Printers Row Lit Fest
June 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois

14th annual Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together (RAGT)
June 7–9, 2018; West Chester, OH, USA
for romance readers

23rd annual Romance Slam Jam
June 14–16, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA
for romance readers & writers

2nd annual Detroit Festival of Books!
July 15, 2018 | Detroit, Eastern Market

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
July 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois

Once Upon a Book
August 10, 2018 | Frankenmuth, Michigan

Toronto Urban Book Expo
August 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Toronto, Canada

Kerrytown BookFest
September 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Ann Arbor, Michigan

5th annual Penned Con
September 20–22, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA
for readers & writers, not romance specific

annual American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference
September 20–23, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA
for inspirational writers, not romance specific 

5th annual Indie Romance Convention (IRC)
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced; Lebanon, TN, USA
for romance readers & writers

Twin Cities Book Festival
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Books by the Banks
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Cincinnati, Ohio

International Festival of Authors
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Toronto, Canada

Vancouver Writers Fest
October 2018 – Dates to be Announced – Vancouver, Canada


The Great Midwest Book Festival
November 2018 TBD | Chicago


If there are events I’m missing, please  



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#MotownWriters: 199+ Plot, Name, Story, and Other Generators

As any author can tell you, coming up with names and ideas for a story is sometimes more difficult than writing said story. The process of inventing names is a critical first step akin to looking at a blank sheet of paper and trying to find that first word.

I’ve developed on my own method for coming up with names (it’s a variation of the porn star name game) and I have shared a handful of tricks for naming websites.

But those methods won’t work for everyone, and they won’t help you with problems like thinking up the plot for your next novel.

Fortunately, I can help.

One of my ongoing projects are turnkey websites for small publishers (here’s one). I’ve gotten pretty good at thinking up names for the companies, but I still struggle to write original and good quality content for things like the about page, book listings, staff names and descriptions, and so on.

I have not invented as many names and descriptions as your average George RR Martin novel, but I have had to come up with enough names that I went out and found ways to automate the process.

Here are a few of the plot, name, summary, and other text generators websites that I have found useful.

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Metro Resources for Literary Organizations & Education

Updated 5/27/2019

First & Foremost, join the #MotownWriters offline at our monthly @meetup. We meet face to face every second Saturday from 10am to Noon. Click here for reminders and meetup information

If you’re looking for Metro Detroit Literary Network Resources you’ve come to the right place.

  • For more resources on the just click this link.
  • To find more authors, groups, and organizations around Michigan, click here
  • Links to SE Michigan Authors Database: Click here (add yours)
  • Want to find Amazon Author Pages by Michigan Authors? Click here (add yours)
  • Features by Michigan Authors on Motown Writers Network. Click here
  • Upcoming Book Events in Michigan and Midwest. Click here
  • Listing of Metro Detroit Libraries. Click here.
  • Link to Michigan Independent bookstores Click Here
  • Link to Indie Friendly Bookstores Click here
  • Links to National Conferences and Residencies Database Click Here
  • Links to Michigan University Publishers & Small Publishers Click Here

Coming soon 313 Little Library Directories.

(If there are suggestions for our resources or you have a resource to add, please let us know)

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RESOURCES: Metro Literacy & ESL programs

Michigan Friends of Education—Operation Kid Equip
Elementary Express Program 
P.O. Box 380565
Clinton Twp., MI  48038-0067
Phone:  586-649-2161
Provides leveled-reader and other literacy building tools each month for students 
in kindergarten through fifth grade – free of charge.This program provides for families 
who are struggling to afford books, readers or other reading improvement tools for their 
children.  Fixed income families in Lake, Macomb, Mason, Oakland and Wayne Counties 
are eligible to enroll in the program. Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties will pick up 
their books in Clinton Township; families in Lake and Mason Counties will have their 
books mailed to the child’s residence.  More information and application materials may 
be found at the website above!

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Julie Davis-Ratekin / Education Case Manager / McKinney-Vento Act Advocate
2121 Biddle Ave.  Suite 102 
Wyandotte  MI  48192
Phone:  313 -843-2550 ext. 222
The McKinney-Vento Act provides educational assistance to homeless children & youth
The Advocate will help enroll your children in school, help obtain documents needed for 
school, act as an advocate on behalf of you and your child in regards to education, link 
your family to medical and social institutes as needed; medical dental, social services, 
shelter, etc.  Also coordinates transportation services and ensures that children have 
everything they need to succeed in school. 


Are you a veteran that served in the military during the Vietnam era and never had the opportunity
 to obtain your high school diploma? Don’t let this be a barrier any longer to finding a good job. 
The State of Michigan has passed legislation that allows honorably discharged WWII, Korean 
or Vietnam era veterans to proudly check the box on their next application that indicates, 
“I have a high school diploma.” Many Vietnam era veterans are still in the workforce and having 
a high school diploma will no longer preclude them from employment opportunities that require
 a minimum of a high school diploma.
View the legislation at:

Download and fill out the application for your high school diploma at: 


St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF)
16888 Trinity Street
Detroit MI  48219
Phone: 313-532-8404
Provides educational programs, basic skill building and learning enhancement for at-risk children and adults.  Programs are designed to build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity.  

1355 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit MI  48213
Phone: 313-494=5500
Pledges intelligent, practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.  An academic enrichment program seeks to improve math, reading, work readiness and computer-literacy 
skills for adults.  

Taylor Reading Corps.   
22755 Wick Road 
Taylor  MI    48180
Phone:  313-769-6730
The Taylor Reading Corps, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Southeast Michigan 
that provides mentors and tutors to enhance literacy of children in preschool through third 
grade in the Taylor School District. Our mission is to recruit, train and supervise adult readers 
to mentor non-proficient readers. We are currently serving over 240 students, preschool through 
first grade and this is possible with the support of our 182 volunteers (and counting). We expect
to see these numbers rise significantly each year until 2015.

Detroit Public Library / Parkman Branch Technology, Literacy and Career Centers 
1766 Oakman Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-481-1814
Provides individual and classroom computer use instruction, works with people who are developing their resumes or undertaking a job search, and trains, coordinates and matches volunteer tutors with learners.  

ANGEL HOUSE               
3319 Greenfield #260
Dearborn, Michigan 48120-1212
Physical Address:
2600 Saulino Court
Dearborn, Michigan 48120-1212
Phone: 313-849-2522
Angel House is a multicultural organization reaching out to the immigrant community in the 
areas of social, family, vocational, and physical needs, through services in education, health, 
and counseling. We provide a wide range of opportunities in volunteerism and outreach, as 
well as education in Arab culture and Islam for those outside this immigrant community. 
Angel House prides itself on its community building and support, though mainly
focusing on the personal needs of our individual students.
English as a Second Language
Angel House provides 3 levels of ESL classes for participants:
Classes are scheduled for women in the mornings and men in the mornings and evenings in segregated classrooms, sensitive to the conservative nature of our community, which prohibits mixing of sexes.
Child Care 
Child Care is available to enable mothers to participate in programs. We work to prepare children 
for preschool and kindergarten, as many of their mothers are low-level English speakers, leaving these children almost totally unprepared linguistically, socially and educationally for school.
After-School Middle and High School Tutoring
Volunteers work with bilingual middle and high school students, tutoring in computers, English 
and high challenge subjects (chemistry, physics, high mathematics, etc.) because tutoring is unavailable elsewhere in the community.
We use our new, state-of-the-art Computer Lab to teach basic applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and how to use the Internet, in conjunction with other high level skills, including digital photography and understanding computer hardware. Comcast Corporation has partnered with Angel House to provide high-speed internet access, and we are very grateful they have provided this internet access for life!
In their own countries in the Middle East, many women do not drive. While driving in Detroit is imperative due to the lack of public transportation, it is also essential for their financial stability 
and mobility, allowing women to work, shop, and travel outside the neighborhood. Several dozen women participate in classroom instruction at Angel House, preparing them for their driving tests.
Book Club 
Book Clubs are popular in many countries. This is a great way for our students to test their vocabulary, be enlightened on bestsellers and classics, and have the opportunity to talk, drink 
tea, and enjoy cookies. Oprah isn’t the ONLY one with a Book Club!

Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council       
46501 Warren
Canton  MI  48186
Phone:  734-416-4906
We are a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton 
and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County. Our mission is to provide adults with basic reading, writing and communication skills, so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest potential in life. For over 27 years, we have been offering the following services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community:
One-on-One Tutoring for adults 16 and older who need help with basic reading, writing or English 
as a Second Language (ESL).
Conversation Groups for adults learning to speak English as a second language.
ESL Book Club for English language learners looking to improve reading and conversation 
skills by discussing popular fiction.
ESL Book Club for English Language l\Learners looking to improve reading and conversation 
skills by discussing popular fiction.

Reading Works Detroit                 
615 W. Lafayette Blvd. 
Detroit MI  48226 
Phone:  313-222-6870
A collective partnership of community leaders from the business, education, media, civic 
and faith communities dedicated to improving adult literacy in Metro Detroit.  The organization 
is partnering with adult literacy agencies and other organizations to provide resources to help 
more people learn to read
2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-6762
Adult literacy (E.S.L.), children’s literacy, interactive parent and child activities, educational 
and recreational field trips, citizenship classes, educational and advocacy services, early 
childhood services, WIA youth programs, career development outreach program, students 
in transition program.  Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.      
Dominican Literacy Center
11148 Harper Ave.
Detroit  MI  48213
Phone:  313-267-1000
An east-side Detroit center for tutoring and information to improve literacy. 
Mercy Education Project
1450 Howard Street
Detroit  MI  48216
Phone:  313-963-5881
An educational development program that targets young girls and women. 
Beyond Basics
Thirkell Elementary School 
7724 Fourteenth 
Detroit  MI  48206
Phone: 248-250-9304
Aims to boost literacy skills of the parents of students who participate in Beyond Basics, 
a reading enrichment program primarily aimed at children.  
Wayne State University / ANOTHER CHANCE
Phone: 313-862-1990
Tutoring Location
Lighthouse Center
19940 Livernois
Detroit  MI  48221
Detroit Literacy Coalition
3726 Fisher Ave.
Detroit  MI 48214 
Phone:  313-922-7323
A Detroit-based coalition that offers tutoring and information to improve literacy. 
Macomb Literacy Partners
16480 Hall Road
Clinton Township  MI  48038
Phone:  586-286-2750
Oakland Literacy Council
2550 S. Telegraph Road  Suite 103
Bloomfield HIlls  MI  48302
Phone:  248-253-1617
Siena Literacy Center 
16800 Trinity  (Campus of Christ the King Catholic Church)
Detroit  MI  48219
Phone:  313-532-8404

Detroit Urban League 
Main Office: 
208 Mack Avenue 
Detroit MI   48201 
Phone:  313-832-4600
Family and Community Development 
15770 James Couzens 
Detroit MI  48238
Addressing early literacy gaps, the Urban League has developed Read and Rise, a parent 
mobilization effort around early literacy support, and development in urban areas.

Madonna University’s Southwest (Detroit) Women’s Educational Empowerment Program (SWEEP)
5716 Wellness Bldg.
5716 Michigan Avenue                         
Detroit  MI  48210
Phone:  313-965-5334
SWEEP assists aspiring students to overcome economic challenges and achieve a college education, leading to a more successful future.  In our free workshops, students learn about computer use, college-level writing, making college affordable, and balancing the demands 
of family, work and school.  All services are bilingual.  

Children’s Outreach Program        
5716 Wellness
5716 Michigan Ave.
Detroit  MI  48210
Phone:  313-896-1642
Offers year-round and full-day early childhood education and childcare.  Services are provided 
at the center at 5716 Wellness and through home-based programs.  Children’s Outreach is a 
faith-based organization offering an educational curriculum that meets Head Start performance standards.  Childcare is affordable and the cost is adjusted based on income and parental involvement.   The center provides a multicultural environment. 

Central Detroit Christian Community Development         
8840 Second Ave.
Detroit  MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-0064
Each week, nearly 125 students attend the Breakthrough Enrichment Program hosted by CDC 
and an incredible team of nearly 25 volunteers! On Tuesdays from 6-8 pm, Breakthrough meets 
at Blessed Sacrament Community Center at 150 Belmont. Transportation is provided to and from 
the enrichment program for children in our service area. During their time there, the children are 
first served dinner, then go through a three-part rotation of creative arts, academic enrichment, 
and Bible time.
Tutoring for K-5 
An incredibly successful program has been CDC’s Saturday Tutoring Program. CDC provides remedial educational tutoring for grades K-5th through one-on-one interaction with a volunteer 
tutor. Reading and math are the primary focus of the Tutoring program with other subjects to 
follow as we have knowledgeable volunteer tutors come on board.

South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.        
26641 Lawrence 
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
G.E.D. preparation offered. 

Arab American Chaldean Council          
ACC Artisan & Adult Learning Center
55 W. Seven Mile Road
Detroit MI  48203
Phone:  313-369-4700

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation Service Centers
455 W. Fort Street
Detroit  MI  48226
Phone:  313-962-9675
707 W. Milwaukee Avenue
Detroit  MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-8231
5555 Conner Avenue 
Detroit  MI  48213 
Phone:  313-579-4925
Meet with a Career Advisor at one of our One-Stop Service Centers to see how you can get FREE assistance including improving your Math and Reading skills (even if you already have your GED 
or High School Diploma), OR complete High School OR studying for & taking your GED.  You can also get help that includes job placement, career counseling, professional development and access to training opportunities.  

VISIONS G.E.D. Testing Center
18985 Biltmore Street
Detroit MI  48235
Phone: 313-838-3801
Visions is a non-profit, official G.E.D. Testing Center whose mission is to provide individuals 
without a high school diploma with an opportunity to earn an official G.E.D. certificate in a comfortable and caring environment.  Testing is available every day of the week and no 
appointment is necessary.  $40 to take the ENTIRE test. 

Downriver Community Conference
15100 Northline Road
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-362-3481
Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center, Job Search Skills Training, Career Resources 
Center, On-the-Job Training, Job placement and training (WFI Act), GED preparation. 
Michigan Works! YOUTH PROGRAM       
Downriver Resource Center
15100 Northline Road  Suite 180
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-362-7031 (Lynette)  OR  734-362-7032  (Danielle) 
Earn you G.E.D. or High School diploma.  For out-of-school youth ages 17 to 21 years old.  
17 year olds can participate with signature of parent or legal guardian.  

The Guidance Center 
13101 Allen Road
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-785-7702
The Guidance Center Head Start / Administrative Offices
35408 Beverly Road
Romulus MI  48174
Phone:  734-785-7702
Head Start is a FREE, comprehensive preschool program for children from low-income families, foster children, and children with disabilities ages 3-4 years old.  It serves children and their families in Downriver and western Wayne County at multiple sites.  See website for its multiple locations!
The Guidance Center Family Resource Center
Walter White Community Resource Center
550 Eaton 
River Rouge MI 
Phone:  734-785-7705  ext. 7835
Offers free G.E.D. tutoring for anyone 17 and older.  They will help you prepare to take the GED exam.
Even Start–A Family Learning Community
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-785-7705  ext. 7112
A FREE family literacy program designed to help low-income parents of children up to age 8 
reach their goal of earning a G.E.D. 
Parents As Teachers (PAT)
In-home child development and education program that prepares infants and young children 
for success in school. 
Family Resource Center
Phone:  734-785-7705 ext. 7361 & ext. 7021
Lending and resource library, educational play groups, parent/child play groups, parent 
education and interest groups, and other classes such as Positive Discipline and Infant Massage. 
The Guidance Corner Bookstore 
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI  48195
Full service bookstore that provides comprehensive resources on behavioral health issues 
for children, adults and families.  Online ordering only!!
FREE adult-child interaction Playgroups at The Guidance Centers Community Resource Centers. These are for caregivers (or others) and their toddlers and preschoolers (0-5 yrs.) These are FREE GROUPS to residents of Wayne County. These playgroups include ACTIVITIES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, DISCUSSIONS, OPEN PLAY, STORY TIMES, SNACKS, SINGING and SONGS, and INFORMATIONAL HANDOUTS. We have 7 locations Downriver, all groups lasting 1 1/2 hrs. Call today for openings:
Belleville:  734-785-7705 x 7529
Flat Rock (waiting list):  734-785-7705 x7620
Lincoln Park:  734-785-7705 x7421
River Rouge:  734-785-7705 x7835
Romulus/Van Buren:  734-785-7705 x7529
Southgate:  734-785-7705 x7191
Taylor:  734-785-7705 x7420

Wayne County Health & Family Services Head Start
30712 Michigan Ave.
Westland MI  48186
Phone:  734-727-7074  OR   866-534-KIDS (5437)
Serves all of Wayne County outside the City of Detroit.  

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency 
Administrative Office:
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte MI  48192
Phone:  313-369-4600  OR  734-284-6999  (main number)
Offers Head Start classes in Highland Park, Hamtramck, and Harper Woods. 
Also offers Even Start program in which Adult Education, Early Education and PACT Parent Education (Parent & Child Time Together) are offered.  To enroll, parents must be in need of additional basic education, GED or ESL education and have at least one child between the 
ages of 0 and seven years of age.  For this program call 313-369-460.   
Also see the listing at the top of the page for homeless youth! 

Starfish Family Services / Head Start
3000 Hiveley
Inkster MI  48141
Phone:  734-727-3159
Has Head Start  classes in Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, etc.
See second listing below!

Wayne-Westland Community Schools
36745 Marquette
Westland MI  48185
Phone: 734-419-2000
Operates Head Start classes in Wayne and Westland.

YMCA of Western-Wayne County
26279 Michigan Ave.
Inkster MI  48141
Phone:  313-561-4110
Operates Head Start classes in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Redford, South Redford and 
Westwood School District.

Flat Rock Community Education Literacy Program
28639 Division
Flat Rock MI  48134
Phone:  734-782-5173 

Teach Our Tots Early (TOTE)
24975 Van Horn
Brownstown MI  48195
Phone:  734-783-3322
Home-based intervention program serving the educational needs of eligible students 
with disabilities from birth to 3 years old.  Serves downriver communities. 

Downriver High School 
33211 McCann
Brownstown MI  48173
Phone:  734-379-4663
An alternative school for pregnant teens or teens who cannot adapt to regular high school.  
Teen Parent Educational Programs
Lincoln Park:  313-389-0234
Southgate: 734-246-4633
Wyandotte:  734-246-1008

Centro Multicultural La Familia
35 W. Huron  Suite #500
Pontiac MI  48342
Phone:  248-858-7800
Provides ESL classes with the goal of increasing employment opportunities

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull
Detroit MI  48216-1940
Phone:  313-967-4880                   
Provides literacy training, GED preparation classes, counseling,  ESL classes, parenting 
classes and Job Seeking & Placement services for the Hispanic population.  Classes held 
during the day and evening to accommodate working students. 

LASED (Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development)
4138 W. Vernor
Detroit MI  48209
Phone:  313-554-2025
Advocacy, information, referrals, translation and interpretation, tax assistance program

Romulus Adult Education / Van Buren Adult Education
39000 Superior
Romulus, MI  48174
Phone:  734-532-1950
GED tutoring, GED, High School Completion for age 20+.  FREE to students who do not have 
a high school diploma and who are 20 years old by Sept. 1st.  Serves Romulus, Van Buren, 
Sumpter, Belleville, and Taylor.  GED classes are also offered at Taylor Head Start.  Tuition varies.

Southgate Adult & Community Education &
The Advantage Academy Alternative High School 
14101 Leroy
Southgate, MI  48195
Phone:  734-246-4633
Runs from 3rd week of August through the 3rd week of June, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free childcare, parent-child education and literacy,, high school diplomas, and vocational 
English as a second language class.  Serves Southeast Detroit to Grosse Ile.  Call for fees. 
Downriver Literacy Council 
Phone:  734-246-4633      Ask for the Literacy Program
Will evaluate your skills in Reading and/or Math and match you with a trained volunteer 
to help you improve your Reading or Math.  Tutoring is available for adults 18 and older. 

The Southgate Family Resource Center
15500 Howard
Southgate MI  48195
Phone:  734-246-7845
Provides a lending library of books and videos for families and helps parents network with 
other parents with similar concerns.  Open to any family member with a child in Southgate 

Leaps & Bounds Family Services            
Mt. Calvary 
8129 Packard
Warren MI  48089
Phone:  586-759-3895
Provides family education services through early literacy programs for families with children 
up to age 5,  adult education, G.E.D. program and career preparation, for residents of Northeast
Detroit, Warren, and all of Wayne & Macomb counties.

Starfish Family Services
Great Parents Great Start   (F.I.S.H,)
30000 Hiveley Road
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone: 734-595-0411 ext. 109                  (See Head Start listing above also!)
A literacy home visiting program for three-year old children and their families.  The program 
will offer Kindermusik classes and literacy home visits to help children develop their language 
and literacy skills, and to give parents an early introduction to what it means to be their child’s 
first and most important teacher.  Home visits and Kindermusik classes arranged to meet family needs.  No transportation provided.

Wayne RESA
Phone:  734-334-1300
Give Your Child a GREAT start!  Dial 734-334-1475 and your child will hear a celebrity read 
one of three award-winning children’s books (stories change monthly). Tune in to your local 
school district education access channel for dates and times of programs that will help you 
learn how and why it is important to read to your child every day.

Wayne County Community College District      
Multiple locations in Taylor, Belleville and Detroit                     
FREE 16-week GED PREP classes held year-round from Monday through Thursdays from 
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The class book can be bought at the college bookstore for $26.  After  
taking the class, the G.E.D. test can be taken at a center in Detroit for only $30.  Tutoring, 
career counseling, associate degrees and certificates in 68 different programs.  Day and 
evening classes.  Grants, financial aid, etc. is available.  

Matrix Human Services
Administration Office:
120 Parsons Street
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-1000  OR  313-873-0678
Computer Lab Training

Epiphany Education Centers
Samaritan Center
Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance  
5555 Conner  (near Chandler Park)
Detroit MI 
Phone:  313-267-1830
Run by 7 retired Catholic nuns who provide instruction in reading & language arts
to grades 1st-8th.

Southwest Solutions
Adult Learning Lab and Wayne State University Harris Literacy Program 
4214 W. Vernor 
Detroit MI  48209
Phone:  313-451-8055
Helps adults improve their literacy, math and computer skills so they can be better qualified for employment. 

ProLiteracy Detroit           
12300 Morang Drive 
Detroit MI  48224
Phone: 313-872-7720
52 Literacy and tutoring sites have been established throughout Metro Detroit.  
Free one-to-one and small group tutoring services, after-school literacy programs 
for elementary school children, technology-based literacy instruction.  
FREE books for adults and children, family literacy projects.

Latino Family Services
3815 W. Fort Street
Detroit MI  48216
Phone:  313-841-7380
GED & ESL classes

Cass Community Library          
Cass United Methodist Church
3901 Cass Ave.  Cass & Sheldon          
Detroit MI  48201   
Phone: 313-833-7730

Caregivers Ministry
2111 Woodward Ave.  #700
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:  313-964-5070  OR  800-676-5071

Child & Family Institute
104 Lothrop Landing
Detroit MI  48202
Phone: 313-874-5820
Parent enrichment, la-related education: Street Law Program/Teaching Law in High School 
Program, Conflict Resolution: P.E.A.C.E. Program, alcohol and drug awareness, motivational speaking/concerts, After-School programming and professional development seminars.

S.E.M.C.A.      (multiple locations)
25363 Eureka Road
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  800-285-WORKS  OR  TTY 800-649-3777
The Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL) provides an opportunity for adult students to achieve education levels equivalent to those of high-school graduates by improving reading, writing, 
and mathematic skills.  The instruction is tailored to the individual needs of students and consists of these five components:  Adult Basic Literacy (instruction in reading, English, language arts, math and civics for adults without a high-school diploma), GED Test PreparationWorkforce Readiness, English as a Second Languageand High School Completion (designed to fulfill the requirements for a high school diploma for the residents of Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit).

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan           14 Locations in 3 Counties
26777 Halsted Road  #100
Farmington Hills MI  48331-3560
Phone: 248-473-1400
Call for current hours!  Homework & Career Help, Character & Leadership Programs, the Arts, 
Health & Life Skills

Services for Older Citizens
17150 Waterloo
Grosse Pointe MI  48230
Phone:  313-882-9600
Computer classes on Friday afternoons.  
Ask for ext. 245  OR  Email:

English Language Institute
Wayne State University
351 Manoogian Hall
Detroit MI  48202
Phone:  313-577-2729
Offers the fastest way to improve communication skills in English.  The ELI is the only 
intensive English language program in the metropolitan Detroit area.  Helps students 
at all levels of English proficiency with their reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and 
listening comprehension.

Community Literacy Council
Starkweather School
550 N. Holbrook
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-416-4906

Life Institute of Family Education
Phone:  313-342-0006
Provides relationship-skills training, marriage preparation and financial literacy 
for adults and youth.

First Presbyterian Church
2799 West Road
Trenton MI  48183
Phone:  734-676-1510
ESL classes every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (free)

Joy Baptist Church
37055 Joy Road
Westland MI  48185
Phone:  734-425-0466
Has a literacy ministry and is free of charge.

Operation Get Down, Inc.
10100 Harper Avenue
Detroit MI  48213
Phone:  313-921-9422
This program offers free adult education classes that are open to the community.  
Classes include: general education diploma preparation and adult basic education, 
job placement assistance for G.E.D. graduates, hands-on computer training and 
computer-assisted learning tools, and Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous 


Community Action Agency
400 West South
Adrian  MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  OR  800-438-1845
Parent Programs, Fatherhood Initiative, ESL & Literacy programs.


Mentoring Solutions of Warren  
27500  Cosgrove       
Warren MI  48902
Phone:  586-294-8449

Macomb Literacy Partners              (See Reading Works above under Metro Detroit)
16480 Hall Road 
Clinton Twp., MI  48038
Phone:  586-286-2750
Agency is at Wayne State University’s Macomb Education Center on the Center Campus of Macomb Community College.  Tutoring is provided year-round throughout Macomb County.  Adults 18 and older who are living, working or going to school in Macomb County and functioning at an eighth-grade level or below who need help with reading, writing or English as a second language (ESL).  Free one-on-one tutoring is provided by trained volunteers one to two hours per week at a public location mutually convenient to the learner and tutor.   

Leaps & Bounds Family Services           
Mt. Calvary 
8129 Packard
Warren MI 48089
Phone: 586-759-3895
Provides family education services through early literacy programs for families with children 
up to age 5, adult education, G.E.D. program and career preparation, for residents of Northeast
Detroit, Warren, and all of Wayne & Macomb counties.


Project READ
Monroe Intermediate School District
1101 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-5799 ext. 1325
Tutoring for literacy and improving others reading skills, Assisting with GED preparation, ESL.   
Must be a Monroe County resident and be age 20 or older, must provide own transportation.

S.E.M.C.A. (multiple locations)
25363 Eureka Road
Taylor MI 48180
Phone: 800-285-WORKS   OR  TTY 800-649-3777
The Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL) provides an opportunity for adult students to achieve education levels equivalent to those of high-school graduates by improving reading, writing, 
and mathematic skills. The instruction is tailored to the individual needs of students and consists 
of these five components: Adult Basic Literacy (instruction in reading, English, language arts, math and civics for adults without a high-school diploma), GED Test Preparation, Workforce Readiness, English as a Second Language, and High School Completion (designed to fulfill the requirements
 for a high school diploma for the residents of Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit).

Arthur Lesow Community Center
120 Eastchester Street
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-4313
Mentoring and tutoring for youth in elementary and middle school.

Monroe Center for Independent Living
40 N. Roessler
Monroe MI  48162
Phone:  734-242-5919
Free beginning and low-vision computer classes

Bedford Public Schools
Phone:  734-850-6050   
Offers both preparation classes & GED testing at a site in Temperance.  Classes meet on Monday 
& Wednesday nights from  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and there is an attendance requirement.  If a person 
is a Michigan resident over the age of 20 and can  commit to attending those evenings, they are eligible for free classes.  If they meet the attendance requirements once they are in the program, 
they may also get “free” testing.  Only a limited number of students are accepted each period.   
There is a $199 fee which covers all 5 tests, the registration appointment and two workshops 
(1 in Math and 1 in Writing).


Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland County
1545 E. Lincoln
Royal Oak MI  48067
881 Pinecrest 
Ferndale MI  48220
Phone:  248-544-4166
Homework & Career help, Character & Leadership programs, Health & Life skills, the Arts.

Oakland Literacy Council
Phone:  248-253-1617
Phone: 248-232-4664
Agency is on Telegraph Road at Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills, but tutoring is provided 
at public locations convenient to the learner and tutor.  Adults 18 and older who are living, working, 
or going to school in Oakland County, functioning at an eight-grade level or below and who need help with reading, writing, or English as a second language (ESL).  Free one-on-one tutoring by trained volunteers, one to two hours per week at a mutually convenient public location.  
Workshops and activities are offered throughout the year for tutors and learners.  

Centro Multicultural La Familia 
35 W. Huron Street    Suite  #500
Pontiac MI  48342
Phone:  248-858-7800
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
ESL classes.  Limited transportation within an 8 mile radius as well as limited child care. 

Grace Centers of Hope
35 E. Huron 
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone:  248-334-2187
GED classes.

Bound Together
167 W. Pike Street
Pontiac MI  
Phone:  248-334-3827
Provides tutoring, mentoring and meals for elementary students 
every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon throughout 
the school year.  Also offers Art class every second Monday.  

South Oakland Shelter
431 N. Main Street
Royal Oak MI  48067
Phone:  248-546-6566
Adult literacy, financial literacy as well as computer training classes. 


Washtenaw Literacy
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-879-1320
Assistance with reading, GED, English as a second language (for those 16 yrs. and older), 
if you live or work in Washtenaw County.  FREE!

Ypsilanti Adult Community Education
2095 Packard
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-714-1240
High School Diploma and G.E.D.

Washtenaw County Community College Adult Transitions
4800 E. Huron River Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1610
Phone:  734-677-5006
Counselor on site.  FREE (to qualified applicants) workshops on GED & ASSET test preparation, entrance into campus programs, improving reading, writing and math skills, some job training programs.  Call for information about workshops!

Ypsilanti Student Literacy Corps
Eastern Michigan University
34 N. Washington
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-487-0243
Using E.M.U. faculty and pre-student teachers, provides after-school tutoring to elementary 
students in public housing sites in Ypsilanti..

Student Advocacy Center
1921 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-482-0489
Provides free, non-legal advocacy to students (and their parents) who are eligible 
for general and special public education programs.

Father Patrick Jackson House Program
1014 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-761-1440
Literacy classes for young women under 18 who are pregnant.

The Neutral Zone
310 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-214-9995
Offers Literacy classes, music, art and Leadership programs as well as a “Chillin’ Drop In” 
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