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Join us for “A Conversation with Read Muskegon”

Are you interested in understanding more about the issue of adult illiteracy and what Read Muskegon is doing to address it?

Do you have ideas that you would like to share about how we could better serve our community?

Would you like to help us educate others about the issue?

Every other month, Read Muskegon hosts an informal breakfast conversation to raise awareness, build stronger partnerships, increase our volunteer pool, and get people talking. We meet from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Coastline Deli, Terrace Plaza, Muskegon.

The next breakfast date is Friday, November 14th.

If you, or someone you know, would like to join us please RSVP to louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org or 231-769-5985

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Literacy Labs Begin Serving Local Communities

Over the past year, Read Muskegon has been working with our community partners to develop Literacy Labs, a unique program that is make literacy tutoring more accessible to those adults who are most in need.  Literacy Labs are staffed by trained Read Muskegon volunteers who offer a drop-in model of tutoring that was developed based on a successful lab program being run in Indianapolis.  The labs won’t replace our 1-on-1 tutoring model, but work as a gateway for many learners to build the confidence and trust needed to commit to more intensive tutoring. Currently, we are piloting the labs at the Duck Creek and Orchard View Adult Education programs, where we work closely with teachers to support the academic and career success of their students.  Literacy Labs are also available at Head Start centers through the White Lake and Orchard View Community Education programs.  These labs will target low-literacy parents and help them improve their own reading skills while also working with them on building early literacy and school-readiness skills in their children.  For more information on the Literacy Labs or to find out how to become a volunteer, contact litcoordinator@readmuskegon.org.