Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Adrian Rea Literacy Center, located on the Adrian Dominican motherhouse campus, is to provide a facility where adult learners can experience a supervised quality literacy program in a welcoming environment.

A sequential curriculum with complementary resource materials is used to prepare tutors who meet the needs of both first language English speakers as well as English as a second language (ESL) learners. The program assists adults to become more self-sufficient and confident as they acquire skills in reading, writing, and basic math. A significant component of the Literacy Center is the utilization of the educational skills of semi-retired and retired Sisters who partner with volunteers from the community. Together they impart a love of learning, and in turn experience joy in assisting adult learners.