Literacy Partnerships in Metro Detroit
May 01, 2018
GVSU-chartered schools serving students in Metro Detroit should note that the GVSU CSO is working in partnership with two organizations to help support student and family literacy efforts outside of school - Brilliant Detroit and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD).
One of the partnerships is with Brilliant Detroit, which offers free, high-quality programming in safe community hubs. Brilliant Detroit currently has two ongoing after-school reading programs available to families: ABC Mouse Open House and Brilliant Detroit Wash and Learns.
ABC Mouse Open House provides students and families a free ABC Mouse account to use within a Brilliant Detroit hub or at home via a smartphone or tablet. This is a tool that families can use to supplement any efforts that school literacy teams are using. The program is held during specific hours at four different location across the city. For details on time and locations, please contact Maria Montoya.
The Brilliant Detroit Wash and Learns give students the opportunity to participate in literacy-building activities or ABC Mouse lessons while their families do laundry. Volunteers hold Wash and Learn sessions each week at two laundromats in Central and Southwest Detroit:
- Fit and Fold Laundromat (8735 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI. 48202) - Tuesdays, 5-7 P.M.
- Sunshine Laundry (7810 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI. 48210) - Wednesdays, 5-7 P.M. and Saturdays, 12-4 P.M.
If you are interested in learning more about Brilliant Detroit or
have them connect with families in your school, please email
CEO Cindy Eggleton
Wayne County Community College District
WCCCD is inviting all GVSU charter school students in grades K-6 to participate in the WCCCD Chancellor's Reading Carnival on Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The event will be held on WCCCD's downtown campus. Any school with 30 or more participants can submit to be reimbursed for a bus, and one chaperone from each school can receive a $100 stipend for accompanying students. To register for the Reading Carnival, please email Maria Montoya by May 7.
Furthermore, a select number of schools will have the opportunity to participate in the Chancellor's Book Club this June. Schools can receive free copies of children and young adult books authored by Chancellor Dr. Curtis Ivery and come to the WCCCD campus for a tour, free lunch, and book discussion with the Chancellor and other WCCCD staff. If interested in participating in the Book Club, email Maria Montoya by May 11. Schools will be informed of their selection by May 17.