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ZAMAN INTERNATIONAL LITERACY PROGRAM

Listing Last Update: July 23, 2019

Location

26091 Trowbridge St.
Inkster, MI 48141
www.zamaninternational.org

Primary Contact

Gigi Salka

(313) 551-3994 Ext:2017

gsalka@zamaninternational.org

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To learn English
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

Zaman's Literacy Program serves marginalized women who are heads of household in the Dearborn, Inkster and surrounding areas. Our program consists of one-on-one or small group tutoring in ESL. Our students meet with their tutor twice a week Monday/ Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday for two hours each session between the hours of 9:30-1:30. Zaman tutors have completed a tutor training in ESL and adult basic literacy instruction. In addition to literacy instruction, our students have the opportunity to join vocational training sewing classes in our sewing center, and vocational training culinary classes in our learning kitchen.

Mission Statement

Mission: To facilitate change and advance the lives of marginalized women and children, by enabling them to meet essential needs common to all humankind.

Vision: To realize a world where women and their children can break the cycle of poverty, and self-direct their futures.

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cost info: Educational services are free of cost to low-income individuals who meet program guidelines.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"We are all friends together. We are hopeful. I don't feel scared anymore. I was anxious when I started, but I feel the love from all of you."

"Zaman taught me to be strong. To be persistent, and to work hard for my goal. I now have hope."

"I feel like I am at home. Family."

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

More than 90% of Zaman's Metro Detroit clients are single female-headed households living on less than $12,000 a year, while roughly over 50% lack English language proficiency and basic job skills.

Program Status:
Active