Last month, over a 100 women gathered at the Detroit Public Library for the Women’s Network Annual “Sharing Our Success” Event. This year’s theme was literacy and participants were all encouraged to bring book donations for Beyond Basics.
Beyond Basics is a 501(c)3 non-profit student-centered, literacy non-profit, serving students in Detroit public schools since 2002. The organization partners with principals and schools to increase students’ literacy by providing reading, tutoring, and supplemental programs, such as writing, art, and mentoring throughout the school day for students in grades Pre-K through 12. In addition to providing these services, Beyond Basics provides free books to every student and parent that enters their classroom.
In keeping with the literacy theme for the evening, guests were treated to a presentation by Beyond Basics President Pamela Good and a lecture from local young adult author Bethany Neal. With such an appropriate setting as the Detroit Public Library, the night was filled with networking, great food and conversation as well as honoring those organizations that make an impact on our community!
To learn more about Beyond Basics and how they are helping to create a better future, please click here.
To learn more about the Dickinson Wright Women’s Network, please click here.