Empowerment Through Literacy
The Capital Area Literacy Coalition's mission is to help children, teens, and adults become successful and
self-sufficient by learning to read, write, and speak English.
Capital Area Literacy Coalition is a private, nonprofit volunteer literacy organization founded in Lansing, Michigan in 1986. Also called The Reading People, the organization provides a variety of free services to empower people to achieve their personal goals through literacy. We believe that the ability to read is critical to personal freedom and the maintenance of a democratic society. We provide free one-to-one instruction in reading and writing for children struggling in school, at-risk teens, and adults. We also provide tutoring to migrant and refugee families, GED services, and English as a Second Language instruction.
With literacy in Michigan currently ranked 32nd in the United States, the need is urgent. Please help us achieve our mission by volunteering or donating today! Thank you.
Volunteer tutors help students make positive changes in their lives. As tutors work with students to improve English literacy, students are moving toward achieving life goals.
Volunteers interested in tutoring English as a Second Language complete a two-part workshop. No experience necessary, free materials and support are provided. GED volunteer tutor training availability is ongoing.
Our tutor, Dave Batten, talks about his ESL student "Bob."