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Family Literacy Program

Make reading and learning a family event!

Study after study shows that families who read together can help children boost their vocabulary and school performance. By the age of four, a child of a low literate parent will have heard 32 million fewer words than a child of a literate parent. If a member of your family needs help reading, we can help!

Our Family Literacy Program serves families with children participating in Head Start for Kent County, Grand Rapids Public Schools, and Godwin Heights Public Schools.

Head Start Family Literacy Program

Any person who is at least 18 years of age and is interested in improving his/her ability to read and write or speak English.  Must be the parent or caregiver of a child attending one of our participating Head Start for Kent County programs. Learn More

Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program

Any person who is at least 18 years of age and is interested in improving his/her ability to speak English.  Must be the parent or guardian of a child attending one of our participating Grand Rapids Public Schools or at West Godwin Elementary. Learn more

Iglesias de Esperanza

Iglesias de Esperanza began as a collaboration between the Literacy Center of West Michigan, the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation, and three neighborhood churches.  It was modeled after the Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program.  Learn More

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