Fall 2014
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As Read Muskegon reaches the end of our first decade of service, we are so honored to know that many of you have been with us from the very start.  That says a lot about the importance of our mission and the passion and dedication of our volunteers.

This past year has seen great growth in the strength and diversity of our partnerships, program offerings, and outreach efforts.  We are excited to share some highlights with you:
  • In partnership with area Head Start and Adult Education programs, we will begin offering Literacy Labs on site at their facilities this October.
  • We have been working closely with Great Start and Pathways to develop Family Literacy programs.
  • Twice a week, we now offer small group tutoring sessions at the MI Works! office for their PATH program participants.
  • Thanks to a grant from Causality, we have been able to redesign our Marketing materials and website.  Look for our new ads inside of Muskegon buses this fall!
I always welcome your calls and emails.  We keep getting better by working together.

Melissa Moore
Executive Director

What A Beautiful Night at the Farm!
With more than 250 people in attendance, Rah! Rah! Read Muskegon 2014 was a great success, Thanks to all who joined us to celebrate our decade of service and help turn our dreams for the future into reality. Extra big thanks to Shelley Irwin, our emcee, and the VanKampen, Boyer, Molinari Foundation & Hampton Green Farm, for hosting our event and ensuring that the funds raised can go directly to our programming. Check out our Facebook page for more of Rae Jean Erickson's beautiful photos of the night.
New Read Muskegon Video Now Online
We are so thankful to our learner, Aliesha, for sharing her story in our new video. This video is a powerful way for us to reach more adults who need our help, recruit more volunteer tutors, and educate the public about our mission. Thanks also to Revel for capturing what Read Muskegon is about in such a beautiful way. Click on the photo above to view the video and then help us spread the word by sharing it with your friends
Join the Conversation
Would you like to help us educate others about adult illiteracy?  Are you interested in understanding more about the issue and our plans for the future?  Every other month, Read Muskegon hosts an informal breakfast conversation to raise awareness, build stronger partnerships, increase our volunteer pool, and get people talking. We meet from 8-9 a.m. at the Coastline Deli, Terrace Plaza, Muskegon. Upcoming dates are Friday, September 19th and Friday, November 14th.
If you, or someone you know, would like to join us please  RSVP to
Get Involved
How can you make a difference?  Consider becoming a Read Muskegon volunteer. We'll provide you with all of the training that you need to work with low-literacy adults in our 1-1 tutoring program, at our Literacy Labs, in our small group sessions, or at a Family Literacy event. Call Liz at 231-766-5040 to find out more.
Please help us welcome Genvieve Kukurugya-Rabaut, our new AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer. Throughout this year, she will be focusing on volunteer recruitment and support, coordinating some our new Family Literacy activities, helping us get our new Literacy Labs up and running, and representing us at many community events.  She's going to have a busy year! Say hello if you see her around town.  Thanks to our partners at Community enCompass for including us in their VISTA grant.
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FALL 2014 Newsletter

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P.O. Box 1312, Muskegon, Michigan, 49443

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