2010 Tutor Training
at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
The Detroit Literacy Coalition is collaborating with the Detroit Public
Library to train literacy tutors to serve poor readers in the metro
Detroit area. If you want to be trained as a tutor, contact Susan Taylor
at the Detroit Public Library at 313-833-4251.
In the last six months, the DLC has trained over 200 tutors at the
library. Trained tutors are placed in library positions to help poor
The Detroit Literacy Coalition Annual
Holiday Tutor Recognition Celebration
Thursday, December 18, 2008 4:306:30pm
See the flyer for more details
Wayne State University iStart Program /DLC
New partnership between Wayne State University and the Detroit
Literacy Coalition -- literacy training of WSU iStart students
in Fall 2008. From the July 30th article by Patricia Scott in
The South End, the official student newspaper of Wayne State
"Wayne State will be offering its incoming freshmen an
opportunity to be certified as literacy tutors through iStart
and the Detroit Literacy Coalition.
The joint partnership is being done in an effort to take on
the literacy crisis in Detroit.
The DLC, under the direction of Dr. Daphne Ntiri, a WSU associate
professor of Africana studies, has been involved in training literacy
tutors since 1985. But the effort is taking on a new dimension
with the recruiting of WSU student volunteers." link
to full article
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A walk to promote more intensive tutoring between Detroit parents
and their children was the talk of the Detroit Literacy Coalition's
Parent/Child Tutoring Alliance. Under the direction of veteran
tutor, Elizabeth Williams, a protest march was organized between
10 and 12am down Second Ave and West Grand Boulevard on Saturday,
August 16, 2008.
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International Literacy Week - September 7 -13,
Highlights from International Literacy Day September 08, 2008
and Week's Events
International Literacy Day will be celebrated on September 8,
2008 at the Detroit Public Library as part of a literacy alliance
between the Detroit Public Library, Detroit Literacy Coalition,
Arise Detroit and Proliteracy. Dick Gregory is the keynote speaker
for the day, Monday, September 08, 2008.
Prof. Daphne Ntiri of Wayne
State University's Africana Studies Department and the Director
of the Detroit Literacy Coalition will speak on Wednesday September
10 on Literacy as a Social divide at the Wayne State University,
2339 FAB from 12:30 to 1:30pm. All are invited.
For more information, visit the Detroit Public Library's schedule
Photos from the event
in 2008 State of Michigan conferences
The Detroit Literacy Coalition staff , tutors and intern participated
in the 2008 Michigan Adult Education and Training Conference
(MAETC) held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan.
Daphne Ntiri, PhD, Professor
at Wayne State University and Director of the Detroit Literacy
Coalition (DLC) was one of the opening day presenters. Her presentation
on "Literacy to Read the World: Literacy as a Liberating
Tool" focused on Paulo Freire's theory of literacy as a
political, human, and transformative process capable of liberating
the learner in his context. The session showed how Freire's
idea of praxis to teaching and learning can assist disadvantaged
learners who are trying to overcome their literacy underachievement
and connect with the world.
Ramona Dunbar, Wayne State University graduate student in Anthropology
and Coordinator of DLC tutor services presented "Success
builds on success: Inspiring the Literate Mind to do more
Ms. Dunbar with other tutors Deborah Stewart and Vivian Sanders
demonstrated innovative learning theories and best practices
applied in the Detroit adult literacy contexts.
2007 Annual Detroit Literacy
DLC's annual meeting was held at the church center, Metropolitan
United Methodist Church, 8000 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan
with Board members, staff, tutors and friends in attendance.
Willie White, DLC adult learner turn MA recipient and supervisor
at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries gave an enlightening,
stunning and empowering speech about his race for success in
today's world. He brought tears to the eyes of many. Loretta
Smith, Community Relations director at COMERICA was the special
guest and honoree for service to the community.
Photos from the event