Parent literacy together

Welcome to parent literacy together

We are excited to announce our FREE Parent Literacy class!

We want to help you:

  • Feel empowered in learning activities at home with your child.
  • Learn specific methods to support your children’s literacy skills.
  • Boost your home literacy environment.

Parent Literacy Together is a multigenerational learning program that helps parents become more engaged in their children’s learning. Sessions are led by trained family literacy experts and include activities that will empower parents to become more confident “first teachers” of their children. Registered parents will receive a “Your Home School” kit, filled with age-appropriate books, learning activities, and other supplies to help create fun learning experiences with children.

NEW! Digital Literacy class 

Starting August 25th, join us for a special 5-week series of Parent Literacy Together all about Digital Literacy. Parents will gain computer skills, better understand learning online, and will feel more prepared for the back to school season. Choose from morning or evening classes. Contact us to enroll today!  


We also invite you to visit us in the Read and Seed outdoor classroom and Interpretive Learning Center for exciting literacy activities you and your family will enjoy.  The outdoor classroom is in our community garden, a beautiful setting where you can learn about growing fruits and vegetables, study vocabulary words, read books about gardening, create art projects, and so much more.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – In-person at the Reading Center at Goodwill and online

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Online only

For questions, to register, or sign up for a garden appointment, email Lauren Kiesling or call (269) 348-0480.

get involved!

Parent Coalition 

These monthly online meetings are the perfect place to have your voice heard. We want you, as parent leaders, to tell us what you need to be successful. What do you love about our programs? What do you need more of? Is there something we’re missing? With your strong voices, we can better serve you. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other parents who want to share their ideas and participate in parent-led initiatives based around your passions.

4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

4th Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Parent Literacy Forum

Parents work with experts to learn about literacy activities that can help their children succeed. During these monthly online meetings, parents learn more about our program and other services.

4th Fridays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 



Program partners include Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan, Talking is Teaching, and the WMU Dorothy McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic. Parent Literacy Together is supported in part by Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo, the Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Marvin and Rosalie Okun Foundation, and the Wisner Family Foundation.  

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Kalamazoo Literacy Council is a member organization of ProLiteracy. 

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