Column: Family literacy improves learning The Detroit News By Sharon Darling You can see the pride in Lourdes Valdivia’s eyes when she talks about her…
Southwest Solutions provides a broad range of educational opportunities for children, youth, families, and adults.
Our Adult Learning Lab in southwest Detroit helps adults improve their literacy, math and computer skills so they can be better qualified for employment. These services are free for eligible participants.
Community Schools are designed to be the hub of the community connecting school, students, family and community. It’s a place where students and their families as well as community members can receive services and resources.
Early Childhood provides variety of programs to meet the educational and development needs of families. Family literacy programs help children and parents improve reading, writing, and language skills, while teaching parents to become full partners in educating their children. Thrive by Five provides a continuum of Early Head Start and Head Start and helps the whole family meet its goals.
English Language Learners Program
The English Language Learners Program (ELLP) is a literacy initiative focused on non-English-speaking families. Southwest Solutions runs the program at two elementary schools in southwest Detroit. ELLP serves families with children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. It not only teaches parents English, it allows parents to spend time in their children’s classroom to help them with schoolwork. Parents both learn with their children and learn to support their children’s learning. Supportive child care services are provided for siblings of pre-K – 3 children centered on pre-literacy and early childhood education.
10 individuals achieved their GED
For contact information for a specific program, please visit that particular program page by clicking the link in the Programs section above.