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. 

Contact Information: 


Phone: 734-589-0011

Community Literacy Council's Inclusion and Anti-Harassment Policy

At CLC we work with people from many different cultures and backgrounds.  CLC is a safe place, absent of xenophobic, racist, and sexist language and behavior.  Further, sexual harassment of any form will not be tolerated.  Our values at CLC support our beliefs of inclusivity and respect for all people.  Our learners are shown the kindness, respect, and grace that each member of our CLC family deserves, so that they may continue to thrive in our community.

New Conversation Group: 

CLC has partnered with Westland Public Library, 6123 Central City Parkway in Westland, to provide an ESL conversation group! Weekly conversation groups are on Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm beginning on Wednesday, February 21.  All adult English language learners are welcome to attend. For more information:

In-Person and Online at Plymouth District Library

Plymouth District Library offers free Zoom and In-person Conversation Groups and Reading Clubs for English Language Learners.

Sign-Up Here for our Monday Zoom conversation group from 10:00 am - 11:30 am: Plymouth District Library in-person Conversation Group

Sign-Up Here: Plymouth District Library Virtual Book Club

In-Person and Online at Canton Public Library

Canton Public Library offers free Conversation Groups and Reading Groups for English Language Learners.

Here is the information on how to register for conversation group: English Language Learners Program at Canton Public Library

In-Person at Northville District Library

Northville District Library offers free Conversation Groups for English Language Learners.

Here is information on NDL's online Conversation Group and Zoom link: English as a Second Language Program at Northville District Library

In-Person and Online at Connection Church in Canton 

Connection Church, 3855 S. Sheldon Road in Canton offers conversation groups at the following times:

In-Person at St. John's Episcopal Church     in Plymouth

St. John's Church offers free Conversation Groups for English Language Learners.  

Free Day Care available

Located at 574 S. Sheldon Road in Plymouth, MI 

New to Zoom?  Here's a great tutorial to help you be more comfortable using Zoom: Zoom YouTube Tutorial


Become a tutor

In 2023 137 CLC tutors devoted over 9,500 hours to help learners:

Comprehensive Tutor Training for our volunteers. Learn more about becoming a tutor and register for our next class HERE

Become a student

Become a student

We offer the following services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community:


Community Literacy Council featured on WDET

WDET, National Public Radio, featured CLC in a broadcast that focused on how businesses and organizations in Canton were responding to the pandemic.  It takes a lot of courage to travel to a new country, learn a new language, navigate a pandemic, and ask for help.  Our students are adventurous and brave individuals.  And our tutors are Rock Stars!

Here's the broadcast link:

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Community Literacy Council is featured on WDET 101.9 FM. 

Here is the link to the journalism piece created by Feature Reporter Laura Herberg:

Feel free to Contact Us


P.O. Box 6364

Plymouth, MI  48170 - 6364

Phone Number: (734) 589-0011

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