Welcome to the Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council


We are a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County. Our mission is to provide adults in Western Wayne County who have limited English language abilities in developing vital reading, writing, and communication skills to help them participate in the community and reach their potential in life

In 2019, 130 CLC tutors devoted over 9,100 hours to help students:
    •     Get a Job
      •     Return to School
      •     Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      •     Pass the Citizenship Exam
      •     Talk to your child's teachers
      •     Talk to your doctor
            We offer the following services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community:

    STUDENTS:
      • One-on-One Tutoring for adults 18 and older who need help with basic reading, writing, English conversation, or English as a Second Language (ESL). 
      • Conversation Groups for adults learning to speak English as a second language.  Click here for printable copy of conversation groups and book clubs.
      • ELL Book Clubs for English language learners looking to improve their reading and conversation skills by discussing articles and books.
      • ESL Classes located at Starkweather Academy, Miller Elementary, and Connection Church.  Registration is required.  Click here for more information.                                                                  
    TUTORS:
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    COVID-19 UPDATE

    As of Saturday, March 14 all Community Literacy Council's conversation groups are cancelled until Monday, April 13.

    Conversation groups held at Living Word Church will be paused through Thursday, April 30.

    ESL Classes at Starkweather Academy are cancelled through, Monday, April 13.

    The safety of our tutors and students is the most important factor in taking this precautionary measure to keep exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to a minimum. 


    The Centers for Disease Control is regularly updating the resources below with timely and factual information about COVID-19:

    Also, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has this general fact sheet available to learn more about COVID-19:

    Wayne County Public Health has also established information lines for residents and employees wishing to speak with someone about COVID-19. Residents can dial 734.287.7870 to reach this information line.

    CLC's office remains open.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email: info@plymouthcantonliteracy.org or call: 734-589-0011
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    This event has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 10

    CLC is happy to announce our first Euchre Charity Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 

    Registration is now open.  Here's the link:  CLC Euchre Charity Tournament Registration


    Register now to become an English Tutor.  
    Our next tutor training date is Saturday, May 16, 2020.
    Click here to register.


    A big warm welcome to our newest Community Literacy Council English tutors who are helping making a difference in our community by teaching adults basic English literacy skills.  
    Thank you! 



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    Canton Community Foundation's Healthy Youth / Healthy Senior Fund recently awarded Community Literacy Council with a $2000 grant award to purchase books for adult ESL beginning readers.  Thank you Canton Community Foundation for helping to give the gift of reading to people who live in the Plymouth-Canton community. 
     
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    Check this out...
    Community Literacy Council is featured on WDET 101.9 FM. 
    Here is the link to the journalism piece created by Feature Reporter Laura Herberg:  https://wdet.org/posts/2019/04/29/88114-cantons-english-language-learners-find-support-and-community-with-local-nonprofit/


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    Congratulations to our 2018 Tutor of the Year - Yesica Riojas


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    Thank you to Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle Fund of the Canton Community Foundation for their very generous grant of $2500 to update Community Literacy Council's computers.  Giving Hope provides support for organizations in the greater Canton and Plymouth area who are committed to addressing the needs of women and families.  Community Literacy Council is grateful to Giving Hope for their continued support of our efforts to bring the gift of English literacy to families in our community.