Literacy Organizations

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Our Community Reads

Kallista Marie

Founder|Executive Director

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1606 S Huron
P O Box 970791
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
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Our Community Reads is a part of The Topaze Project. Our Mission is to create safe spaces for our Black children to feel seen, valued, empowered and celebrated as we prepare them to be world changers in a Global Society.

Our Community Reads has a YouTube channel that has diverse stories read by people in our community and beyond. We do community literacy events for 3rd-8th graders surrounding literacy and empowerment like Queens Club meetings/outings and Hallow Read at Growing Hope. We also do impactful and fun collaborations like Books and Brews with Black Men Read which is wisdom and connection through children's picture book storytimes for adults at local breweries.


Darryl Johnson

Executive Director

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111 S. Wallace Blvd
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
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To cultivate purpose through service, the whole child, the whole community, lifelong learners.

Our purpose is to provide a transformative mentoring experience that goes beyond academic achievement. We are dedicated to unlocking the full potential of each person, guiding them to discover their purpose, and equipping them with the skills and mindset necessary to make a positive impact on the world and become exceptional leaders by nurturing their purpose, embracing core values, fostering stewardship, cultivating wisdom, building community and instilling the tools of discipline. We believe life is a game of chess, not checkers.

Washtenaw Intermediate School District

Bahjee Chea

Family Support Specialist

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1819 S Wagner Rd
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106
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WISD's mission is to promote the continuous improvement of achievement for every student while providing high-quality service to our customers through leadership, innovation, and collaboration.

Washtenaw ISD is a regional educational service agency, serving the nine public school districts and over 12 public academies in Washtenaw County. There will be periodic updates of Washtenaw ISD initiatives, events, educational topics and job postings. The Diverse Lending Library is a specialized project created for educators across Washtenaw County. Developed as a system for collecting and sharing diverse books available for teacher and classroom use, the Diverse Lending Library’s inventory mostly consists of donated books from individuals and other groups.

Educate Youth

Gail Wolkoff

Executive Director

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104 South Huron St #1
Michigan Ypsilanti
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EDUCATE YOUTH 501c3 is an Ypsilanti based after-school and summer program committed to increasing the number of Ypsilanti students who receive a diploma and who have a post-high school plan.

Educate Youth provide transportation to and from 104 South Huron. Each day students have a hot meal with fruit and vegetables and snacks.
These Washtenaw County residents, primarily from communities of color, have a historically low high school graduation rate. Our tutoring support and activities are developed by and for teens living in the 48197-48198 area. We are constantly adjusting our curriculum and programs to meet the needs of each teen to improve their academic standing.