About

Established in 1980, the Family Literacy Center of Lapeer is a 501c3 organization providing one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults in the thumb area of Michigan. We help our students improve their math and literacy skills, prepare for the GED, and enter employment or training programs. We offer family programs including school and library-based tutoring programs, playgroups, and hot-topic workshops. We depend on volunteers in various capacities to help us fulfill our mission. We strive to help people in our community reach their literacy and employment goals. Our program is designed to empower people and change lives.

The staff at the Family Literacy Center is a tight group of focused, caring individuals who understand how literacy can affect your life. Having well-established reading and writing skills is key to a successful future. Our dedicated staff are always ready and available to work with you in order to accomplish your goals.

Mary Shelton-Wiese, Executive Director
Meredith Donahue, Adult Program Administrator
Mary Bond, Office Manager/Program Assistant
Maureen Parker, Family Program Coordinator
Ashley Fanson, JMG Specialist

Tutoring team via GST Michigan Works

Our Volunteer Board of Directors:
President: James Smith
Vice President: Lorretta Deneweth
Secretary: Debra Coe
Treasurer: Timothy Oesch

Members
Paul Bowman
Linda DeTaverneir
Lauren Emmons
Phil Guerra
Kimberly Kobylik
Judge Byron J. Konschuh
Katie Krane
Tom Long
Kolby Miller
Stephanie Simmons
Craig Van Norman

Geoffrey Stuart, Ex Officio

Induction into the Family Literacy Center’s Hall of Fame Is the highest honor bestowed upon a Family Literacy Center supporter.

Hall of Fame 2016
Brian Hartman
Kim Kobylik
Carol Noble
Gloria Sherman
Lapeer County Community Mental Health

The Family Literacy Center was a Winner of the 2012 Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer Program, sponsored by the Michigan Community Service Commission.

FLC’s Executive Director, Mary Shelton-Wiese, was recognized by the Lapeer County Community Collaborative with their Extra Mile Award.