Detroit Literacy Coalition Program News
Reading Works is a new nonprofit in Detroit dedicated to raising the level of adult literacy in our community. On Sunday, October 2nd a mass media campaign will begin with a special section in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press and on WXYZ channel 7 to shine a spotlight on the work of 9 established literacy agencies in the Metro Detroit area.
With the support that Reading Works will bring, we hope to expand our resources and hours in order to reach more adult learners in need. Reading Works will open the door to new opportunities for our agency, our institutional partners and our learners.
Please buy a copy of the Detroit Free Press and turn on Chuck Stokes “Spotlight on the News” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday October 2nd to hear more about this exciting initiative. Listen for continuing coverage about Reading Works on TV and radio throughout the week and coming year.
The DLC was an applicant to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education and the National Institute for Literacy Adult Education Great Cities Summit program.
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education and the National Institute for Literacy have contracted with the Barrera Associates, Inc., to conduct this twenty-four month initiative. Key education stakeholders from five large cities selected to participate in the summit will discuss best practices for providing adult education in large urban areas during several summit meetings. Participants will assess their cities' needs, create action plans to address them, learn about available federal resources to support implementation of these plans, form supportive partnerships and establish a network for collaborative peer learning. A major goal of the initiative is to help participants help teachers expand their knowledge of adult reading acquisition and strengthen their teaching skills. This application is for cities interested in participating in the national initiative.
As part of the initiative, there will be five national meetings (three face to face and two virtual) and five Webinars that precede each Summit.
The Summit and Webinar dates are:
The DLC is a recipient of the WIA grant for 2013-2014. It currently offers basic literacy skills to adults in several institutionalized programs around the metro Detroit area with funds from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Funds from Title II of the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 in the Michigan Department of labor and Economic Growth. This grant is to conduct adult education programs of instruction for the program Year (PY) of July 1, 2013 through June 20, 2014.
This grant application process reflects a new and different approach in planning and managing local adult education and family literacy programs in Michigan. This approach is designed to meet the tremendous need in our state with an innovative and unified state strategy for adult learning.
DLC's DREAM SUITE is designed to strengthen basic literacy skills,
promote computer literacy and self empowerment opportunities. Learners
are engaged in this highly inspiring writing program while learning
MS Word and Powerpoint. This interactive program begins with learners
exploring and highlighting their childhood dream of "what I want
to be when I grow up!" The goal is for each learner to create a
dream book based on this theme and present it at the end of session.
The idea is phenomenal because it gives learners an opportunity to tap
into their hidden and/or dormant creativity to enhance learning, self
esteem and personal motivation.
Past successes include instant poetry writers and entrepreneurs. One of the learners now makes and markets handmade purses for sale.
Several Wayne State University students serve as interns in the DLC literacy outreach and learn first hand how to motivate and teach computer, reading and writing skills.
The DLC welcomes students seeking internship opportunities in service
learning, adult education and community service administration from
neighboring community colleges and universities.
If you seek reading and math skill, GED and computer skill training and enhancement, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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