Naomi's Nest, Highland Park Detroit Success Story
Naomi's Nest, Highland Park Detroit Success Story

My name is Danay Herman, I’m 20 years old and I grew up in a small town called Unionville, MI.  When I was 16 years old I dropped out of school and developed an addiction.  I started drinking and doing pills.  When I was 17 I was introduced to heroin and I thought I was in love.  I was in and out of jail and rehab for a while.  When I came to Naomi’s Nest I found out I could get prepared for the GED test.  I immediately signed up for class and started working very hard toward my GED.  With the help of my instructor Ms. Donna Glanton, after 115 hours of GED class I have successfully passed all of the “Michigan Education Library’s” online practice GED tests and, according to the results, I am now adequately prepared to pass the GED exam.  I am happy to receive this “Certificate of Honor” acknowledging my passing all the practice tests and I can’t wait to show off my GED certificate!

I learned a lot in my class at Naomi’s Nest Treatment center.  I also learned that everything is a choice and it’s my choice to do anything and everything.  Today is my last day at the center and I plan to take the GED test within the next two weeks. I know that I will pass because I am prepared!

 

Danay Herman

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016
Naomi's Nest, Highland Park Detroit Success Story
Naomi's Nest, Highland Park Detroit Success Story

"When I was 16 years old I dropped out of school and developed an addiction.  I started drinking and doing pills....With the help of my instructor Ms. Donna Glanton, after 115 hours of GED class I have successfully passed all of the “Michigan Education Library’s” online practice GED tests and, according to the results, I am now adequately prepared to pass the GED exam."

December 18, 2013
Another GED Graduate!
Another GED Graduate!

Another GED Graduate!

October 11, 2013
More Struggles and Pain
More Struggles and Pain

More recent GED grades!

April 25, 2013
Struggles and Pain
Struggles and Pain

These ladies worked very hard to pass the GED test. In spite of unfortunate events that occured at the center during this time, they 
kept their focus. They came to class and buried themselves in their work. They were determined to pass and their hard work paid off.

April 24, 2013
April Graduate from DLC's GED Program
April Graduate from DLC's GED Program

April Graduate from DLC's GED Program

July 31, 2011
Detroit Reads Alumnus Success Story
Detroit Reads Alumnus Success Story

Willie White is another DLC success story and Detroit Reads alumnus.

July 31, 2011
Words from the Center Director SHAR East, by Cheryl A. Olden
Words from the Center Director  SHAR East, by Cheryl A. Olden

Words from the Center Director SHAR East
Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation SHAR East (Women and Children) 
On site Literacy and Computer Services 

Thanks to the Detroit Literacy Coalition 

June 30, 2011
Illiteracy: The Battle That Never Ends
Illiteracy: The Battle That Never Ends

Illiteracy: The Battle That Never Ends


Interview by Ron Baines, DLC literacy tutor and WSU/Interdisciplinary Studies alumnus

June 10, 2011
Special Thank You from John W

A special thank you from John W to Karen of the SHAR House.

June 3, 2011
RECOVERY by Willie Barnes
RECOVERY by Willie Barnes

RECOVERY
By Willie Barnes 
Recovery is a lifetime, on-going process. It's a commitment for the rest of my life, one day at a time.

DLC News Home Highlights
Detroit Literacy Coalition receives Yelp Foundation Grant

Detroit Literacy Coalition receives Yelp Foundation Grant

The Detroit Literacy Coalition (DLC) expresses its heartfelt thanks to all its community supporters and constituents who voted in the YELP Foundation Gives Local grant contest!!! The DLC is so grateful to all of you who voted to help us win the $2000 grant prize.  This grant will go a long way toward the purchase of instructional materials, support of staffing needs and advancement of our goal of a literate Detroit one learner at a time. 

Yelp Gives Local!

2016/17 WIOA State of Michigan Award to DLC

The Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan, Adult Education Department has awarded Detroit Literacy Coalition a grant for 2016/2017 year under the Adult Learning WIOA Core Programs to support adult literacy programs for those in instituionalized settings.  The funds will support women in the Naomi's Nest facility in Highland Park, Michigan and men in the Community Treatment Center East (CTCE).

VOTE for DLC - a finalist in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest

Subj: Vote for us today in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest 

Great news! Detroit Literacy Coalition has been nominated as a finalist in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest. Now we need our community to vote for us to win a grant of up to $5,000.

Go to yfgiveslocal.org to cast your vote once per day from November 29 to December 9. No personal donation is required to participate in the contest and it only takes a minute.
 
We would so appreciate your support as a grant will allow us to make a change in the life of the educationally disadvantaged in the metro Detroit area. 

 Thank you for your continued support!