Reading Works

You can read this. What if you couldn’t?

Dedicated to raising the level of adult literacy in Metropolitan Detroit and promoting the idea that Reading Works – in the family and in the workplace. More on this new alliance will be announced soon at

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Susie Schechter, J. D.

Reading Works, Executive Director

Reading Works Alliance

Community Chair
Paul Anger
Editor & Publisher
Detroit Free Press

Honorary Chairs
The Honorable Damon J. Keith
, Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Sam Logan,
The Michigan Chronicle

Rochelle Riley, Columnist
Detroit Free Press

Board of Directors

Jerry Herron, chair
Dean, Irvin D. Reid Honors College
Wayne State University

The Rev. Georgia Hill
, co-chair
Associate Minister
Plymouth United Church of Christ
Detroit Literacy Council

Debora Scola, co-chair
Community Affairs Director
Detroit Media Partnership

Ismael Ahmed, Associate Provost for Integrated
Learning and Community Partnerships
University of Michigan/Dearborn

Robert Cohen, Executive Director
Jewish Community Relations Council

Joyce Jenereaux, President
Detroit Media Partnership

Thomas Linn, Chairman Emeritus
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone

Loretta Smith
, Vice President/Public Affairs
Comerica Bank

Chuck Stokes, Director Editorial/Public Affairs
WXYZ Channel 7

Media Partners
Detroit Free Press
Detroit Media Partnership
The Michigan Chronicle
WXYZ – ABC Channel 7


Wendy Wagenheim, Managing Consultant
James Wile, Ph.D., Education Consultant