Entries by Melissa Moore

Expanding Early Literacy Classes for 2022

          For the last five years, Read Muskegon’s ABCs of Cooking class has been providing parents a fun, easy and delicious way to incorporate early literacy skill building into daily life with their 0-5 year olds. With the goal of helping to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn, families […]

National Model Program Coming to Muskegon Heights

Beginning in early 2022, Read Muskegon, in partnership with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), will bring the researched-based Family Service Learning program to Muskegon Heights.  This program is a national model focused on project based learning through community-led service. It has been shown to engage families in building content knowledge, work-based skills, leadership […]

2021 Community Partners Recognized

We’re the leading organization working to combat generational illiteracy in Muskegon County — but we can’t do it alone.  That’s why we’re thrilled to recognize our 2021 Community Partners, who have stepped up to combat generational illiteracy in Muskegon County. Because when we invest in literacy, we invest in our business’ and community’s future. Muskegon […]

Literacy Collaborative Community Summit: What Happened? What Comes Next?

On February 23rd, over 100 community members joined together to focus their collective wisdom, creative problem-solving skills, and resources to tackle the literacy crisis that exists in Muskegon County.  Here’s a brief recap of the event and an opportunity to get involved. Melissa Moore, Read Muskegon’s Executive Director, started by sharing some statistics to create a vision […]

No Reader Left Behind: Serving Muskegon County Jail

When COVID first began causing closures and cancellations of in-person activities, Read Muskegon was committed that no reader be left behind in the transition to virtual learning — including those in the Muskegon County Jail.  In March, all access to the jail was abruptly discontinued. The challenges were compounded because the jail had no secure […]

HEAL Launches at Read Muskegon

Did you know: the single greatest predictor of an individual’s health is their literacy level? Imagine trying to figure out how to manage diabetes, give your child the proper dose of medicine, or stay healthy during COVID, when you, like over 50% of our country, read at an elementary school level. Read Muskegon is proud […]

Reading is Power: Join our 2020 Fall Event

You can make a difference — and have fun! The impact of COVID-19 continues to result in adults struggling to find employment and students working to transition to virtual learning. As a result, the requests for our services has continued to grow. More than ever, our community members are reaching out for help to improve […]

Our Statement on Systemic Racism

    The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others have shocked and outraged people around the world. Sadly, these are just three names among thousands. At Read Muskegon, our board and staff stand united in condemning the systemic racism that allowed these killings to occur and that has […]