Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy Center

NLD ID #90568
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Contact Information

26 E. Broadway
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

Primary Contact

Sarah Klassen

(231) 766-5040

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00-4:00

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Program Overview

In partnership with the City of Muskegon Heights, Read Muskegon opened our Family Literacy Center at 26 East Broadway in the spring of 2017. The center will act as a countywide hub for literacy with a focus on providing programming for low-literacy adults and their 0-5 year olds. This storefront building is situated in the heart of the community, adjacent to the Farmer's Market, African American History Museum, town offices, police department, bus station, Rowan Park, DHHS and Hackley Community Care. Our programming includes:

1) Weekly 1-1 tutoring for parents;

2) Weekly small group classes focused on improving functional literacy while also providing instruction on how to engage in early literacy development with their children;

3) Bi-weekly literacy based Play & Learn groups;

4) Literacy based ABC's of Cooking, a six week parent/child healthy cooking workshop offered 2-4 times per year;

5) Community-based Family Literacy activities and book distribution at the Heights Farmer's Market, Rowan Park family movie nights, and other community events;

6) Weekly drop-in Literacy Lab tutoring for parents and high school students;

7) Family Reading Corner open 5 days a week during office hours for parents and young children;

8) English as a Second Language small group class focused on job readiness and developing early literacy in children.

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Cost Info

There is no cost for any of our services.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I learned more in this one year at Read Muskegon than I have in the rest of my life"- Bennie, a learner

"I volunteer here because literacy impacts a learner's life in every single way from employment to raising kids to driving. Teaching someone to read will literally change their life!" Anonymous, a tutor

This program listing was last updated: September 17, 2020.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Find a family literacy program
  • Help my child learn
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program
  • Become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online
  • Instruction in multiple languages