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Capital Area Literacy Coalition Read to Succeed

Listing Last Update: February 26, 2020


1028 E. Saginaw
Lansing, MI 48906-5518

Primary Contact

Patricia Williams

(517) 485-4949

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English

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Program Overview

Reading and writing instruction for children in area schools. Volunteers are trained and supervised. Children are pre and post tested. Tutor pairs meet for one hour, twice weekly at established times and locations.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement The Capital Area Literacy Coalition helps children and adults learn to read, write and speak English with an ultimate goal of helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency. We achieve this through direct services and by enhancing literacy efforts of community organizations in the Capital Area and throughoutthe state of Michigan.In Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties over 80,000adults are functionally illiterate. We Provide: Tutors with the training and support to achieve students' literacy goals. Students receive free, one-to-one or small group instruction. Our Executive Director, an MSU professor, is an internationally known authority on literacy and learning. Thus students can receive a high level of service regardless of any learning disability they may have. Our award winning programs have been published and disseminated widely. Community volunteers generously donate their time. We have over 75 tutoring locations. Our Learning Centers include books, tapes, videos and computer programs for adults and children. Diagnostic testing and vision screening are free.We help: children struggling in school, migrant families, refugees learning English and adults trying to get a better job and improve their families' lives. - See more at:

Hours of operation: M - F, 9AM - 5PM

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

I didn't know I was smart until I met you. 'Jack' speaking to his tutor.

A boy in first grade was crying and distracted. It was finally revealed that the police had raided his home the night before and arrested his father. His tutor helped him write a letter to his father and the child left smiling.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

We currently have 104 children in the program. It varies based on number of volunteers. We need you.

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