Siena Literacy Center

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment
  • Immigrants & Refugees


16888 TrinityDetroit, MI 48219 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Siena Literacy Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of families in metropolitan Detroit by providing a basic adult education program and services with trained volunteers. We offer adult basic reading and math skills tutoring, basic computer skill classes, ESL (English as Second Language) tutoring, and study help with Citizenship interviews. Siena is also a certified provider of Northstar Digital Literacy. All of our services are FREE. Our learners are required to use the computer lab for a minimum of two hours weekly, two-hour weekly sessions with an assigned tutor, and one hour of homework/study time at home. Regular business hours are: Monday-Thursday from 10 am - 8 pm.



Since 1995, over 1,000 tutors have helped over 2,000 adult learners. Siena Literacy Center is looking for caring, patient, and flexible volunteer tutors.

  • Volunteer tutors are needed to teach reading, mathematics, and English as a Second Language.
  • Textbooks, Materials, training, and supplies are provided.

Learners in our programs are required to dedicate 5 hours weekly to their education, including 2 hours of tutoring time, 2 hours of the computer lab, and 1 hour of homework/study time.

When applying, please leave your telephone number and email address. Thank you.


Would you recommend Siena Literacy Center?
3 reviews Write a review
by Tamira F. (May 4, 2022)
The staff was very friendly and helpful and I really enjoyed my student. As a young person who was looking to volunteer I felt very welcomed by the staff and looked forward to coming to tutor every week. And the center had great resources for the students. My student and I never ran out of options for lessons. I would highly recommend!
by Angela R. (August 4, 2021)
I can honestly say this has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have volunteered for many organizations and it is always fulfilling, But this is more than that. This organization brings people together in the most beautiful way. I look forward to the time spent with my learner every week. I knew I would learn a thing or two myself but I had no idea how much. I wasn’t naive to the fact that an adult who has traversed life with reading difficulties would know a lot of things about life. I just didn’t anticipate the relationship building and frankly, the fun we have! The staff and volunteers are extremely helpful and I always feel surrounded by kindness. If I run into a pitfall there is always someone to help. Thank you to everyone involved in this wonderful organization. I really can’t recommend Sienna enough.
by Joan S. (January 11, 2013)
Very well organized! Everyone was warm and welcoming. Plenty of staff and volunteers were present and eager to help me. I'm looking forward to the upcoming 13 hour training. I didn't get the feeling that I would be "thrown out there" and forced to "sink or swim."

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