Innovation Grant Opportunity To Attend the 2019 Families Learning Conference

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Read Muskegon

Listing Last Update: January 10, 2019

Location

PO Box 1312
Muskegon, MI 49443
www.readmuskegon.org

Primary Contact

Melissa Moore

(231) 830-5539

melissa.moore@readmuskegon.org

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Educational services

  • Reading and writing
  • Find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for high school equivalency
  • English language
  • How to use Computers/Technology
  • Volunteer at a Program
  • Information about the GED Test
  • Other

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program
  • Instruction in Spanish

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Program Overview

In partnership with the City of Muskegon Heights, Read Muskegon will open 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.

Our Family Literacy Center allows
us to offer programming in a location that is accessible to the community with the most critical need. The menu of
services will include: 1) 1-1 tutoring ; 2) Small group classes focused on improving functional literacy, job readiness and instruction for parents on how to engage in early literacy development with their children; 3) Literacy based
Play & Learn groups; 4) Literacy based ABC's of Cooking, a six week parent/child healthy cooking workshop; 5) Community-based Family Literacy activities and book distribution at the Height's Farmer's Market, family movie nights, and other community events; 6) Drop-in Literacy Lab tutoring ; 7)
Family Reading Corner open 5 days a week ; 8) English as a Second Language small group class focused on job readiness and developing early literacy in children.

Mission Statement

Established in 2005, the mission of Read Muskegon is to increase the quality of life in Muskegon County through improved literacy.

One in six adults in the United States is functionally illiterate, reading at or below the 4th grade level. In Muskegon County, that translates to more than 21,000 adults. The adverse effects of illiteracy are felt in our economic, education, criminal justice, and healthcare systems. Read Muskegon is breaking the generational cycle of illiteracy by providing customized programs that meet the unique needs of our learners and building community partnerships to maximize our impact.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"In Read Muskegon, I learned lots of different things. I learned how to trust someone, to believe in her, and to hope for a better tomorrow. I learned how to read better, how to spell new words and understand the meaning of them." ~ Read Muskegon Learner

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Program Status:
Active