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Upcoming Events

MAY 11

Spellebration 2017

The Literacy Center of West Michigan’s signature event, Spellebration, will be held on May 11, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Masonic Center. Now in its 24th year, the evening event draws more than 350 guests to celebrate the community’s efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.

JAN 20

Volunteer Orientation

Learn more about tutoring an adult learner in our community as they improve their reading, writing, and English language skills.

JAN 24

Volunteer Orientation

Learn more about tutoring an adult learner in our community as they improve their reading, writing, and English language skills.

Hearing the Sounds of English

A visa lottery in Ethiopia brought Frehiwet Asfaw, her husband, Luel, and their young son, Tito to Lansing, Michigan. Luel’s sister had a house in the Lansing area where Frehiwet and her family could begin their new life. Frehiwet and Luel worked hard to build up savings for their family. She worked at a food packaging company, a toothbrush manufacturing company, a salon product supplier, and at the airport.

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