America Reads Virtual Tutoring Program

Offers free virtual tutoring services during the COVID pandemic for students in grades K-3. The organization offers two types of tutoring sessions: reading help and general tutoring. Students meet 1-2 times per week for the reading program, and twice or more per week in the general program.


1024 Hill Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734-763-3548


Languages: English

Ann Arbor District Library

There are various activities available at each branch. Speakers, musicians, and activities are available, at each location. Please see website for further information, or call the phone number provided for a list of upcoming activities. AADL is currently hosting many virtual engagement opportunities.

Address: Various locations throughout the Ann Arbor area

Phone: (734) 327-4200


Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum

The Mission of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Our Vision is to be the leader in imaginative and interactive learning experiences. Admission is $5 after 5pm on Thursdays.


220 E. Ann St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 995-5439


Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS)

The new computer based GED Test has launched, and GED preparation is necessary to successfully complete this new test. Appropriate instruction in all four subjects of the new test is provided in our GED Prep classes. Our classes are scheduled in both the day and evening at several different sites to better meet the needs of students. Be sure to read our flyers for the exact times and places. Registration is every Monday at 4 p.m. at Pathways to Success High School.


2800 Stone School Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 997-1250


Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed offers classes, activities, camps, and sports for all ages.

We're proud to offer scholarships to members of the Ann Arbor Public Schools community who receive Free/Reduced Meals or meet specific HUD income guidelines and residency requirements. 

View the Fee Waiver/Fee Discount Program page for more information.


1515 S. 7th St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone: (734) 994-2300


Fee Waiver/Fee Discount Program:

Briarwood Mall

Briarwood Mall is located three miles south of the University of Michigan. It is the major retail hub for the Ann Arbor market. It is anchored by Macy’s, Von Maur, JCPenney and Sears, and complements best of brand retailers like The Apple Store, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, Athleta, Fossil, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Coach, LOCCITANE en Provence, Pottery Barn, Vera Bradley, Francesca’s, White House/Black Market, Chico’s, Banana Republic, LOFT and more.


100 Briarwood Cir

 Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: (734) 769-9610


Early Childhood Education Materials

Early Childhood Education materials, put together by Kathryn L. Roberts, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Reading, Language and Literature and Director of Doctoral Programs at Wayne State University during the COVID-19 related closures. CAN is grateful for her time and support!

Link to resources in CAN's Google Drive folder.

Address: PO Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

Phone: (734) 994-2985


Eastern Michigan University’s MAGIC Program

Mentorship Access Guidance In College exists to increase the graduation rates among students who have experienced foster care or homelessness by removing barriers that interfere with academic success and the process of becoming an interdependent adult.


301 Pierce Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: (734) 487-0899



Growing Hope

Growing Hope helps people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access. 


922 W. Michigan Ave.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: (734) 786-8401


MDHHS Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

TIP is an incentive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. To meet the financial eligibility requirement, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS).

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

At the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, you’ll find the conservatory, gift shop, classroom and meeting spaces, display gardens such as the Gaffield Children’s Garden, Bonsai & Penjing Garden, Great Lakes Gardens, and more, and many trails and natural areas. The Botanical Gardens are free and open 7 days a week.


Nichols Arboretum is a haven for students, U-M and hospital staff, and visitors year-round. The Arb is free and open 7 days a week sunrise to sunset.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Address:

1800 N. Dixboro Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Nichols Arboretum Address:

1610 Washington Heights

Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Phone: (734) 647-7600


Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

Offers fitness classes, activities, and summer day camps for lower rates for clients. If a client participates in nutrition and fitness classes with Community Mental Health, they may be able to get a full-day pass for the rest of the day.


2960 Washtenaw Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 971-6355


Neutral Zone

The Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.


310 E. Washington St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 214-9995



Mon-Thurs 2:30pm-8pm

Fri 2:30pm-6:00pm

Ozone House Drop-In Center

At The Ozone Drop-in Center, youth 13-20 can eat a hot meal, use the shower or laundry, play games, talk to a job coach, hang out in a safe place, and get help.

Address: 102 N. Hamilton St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: (734) 485-2222

Crisis Line: (734) 662-2222



Mon-Wed & Fri, 4pm-6pm (PrideZone: 6-8pm)

Thurs, 4-8 pm

University of Michigan League

The Michigan League provides the University community with elegant facilities and superb catering services, providing the perfect location and atmosphere for meetings and special events.


The League also houses a convenience store and information desk, computer stations, several eateries, and various sitting areas, including space in the charming garden. Visit the League for a quick bite to eat, an engaging meeting, or a pleasant overnight stay.


911 N. University Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Washtenaw Community College: Adult Transitions Pathways

Almost every job that pays well requires some college education. But how do you get that education when so many things stand in your way? Basic services include: Academic Skills Improvement; Counseling and Support Services; College and Job Skills Development; Individual Tutoring; GED Preparation. Need more information on the GED Program? Please call for orientation dates and times.

Washtenaw Literacy

Washtenaw Literacy provides free one-on-one tutoring for adults over 16 years of age who live in Washtenaw County and who have trouble with reading and writing. The tutoring sessions are individualized so you can choose when and where would be most convenient for you. The Family Literacy Program helps parents read with their kids. These programs are open to English as a Second Language (ESL) learners as well.


5577 Whittaker Rd.

Ypsilanti, MI, 48197

Phone: (734) 337-3338


Ypsilanti District Library

There are various activities available such as computer classes, meditation classes, and more. Please call or visit their website for a full list of activities and a calendar of events.

Address: multiple locations, please see website for hours and locations

Phone: (734) 482-4110


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Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

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