Pro-Literacy Detroit—the Detroit Chapter of Pro-Literacy International, is a nonprofit organization that has served Michigan residents for more than twenty years. Pro-Literacy Detroit makes basic literacy services more accessible by utilizing print, electronic media, and the Internet. Trained tutors are available to tutor learners at community centers, churches, libraries, schools, and in the workplace. The goal is to make literacy services available and convenient to learners.
Pro-Literacy Detroit has trained over 6,000 volunteer tutors, and assisted over 11,000 learners.In the metro Detroit area, more than 400 volunteers provide 56,000 hours of service annually.
As an implementation partner of the Liberian Literacy Foundation, Pro-Literacy Detroit is facilitating the training of 1,200 volunteers of the Liberian Books Project who gain valuable experience in the United States before traveling to Liberia.Volunteers prepare to support teachers in the classrooms of Liberian schools by serving in local communities as literacy trainers.