National Trends Facet


Evette Griffie, Chair

Facet Members:

Esterline Truitt

Velva Clark

Ursula Luse

Denise Langford-Morris

Brenda Moore-Pirtle

Brooke Burch

Robyn Markoe

Tonya Allen

The Renaissance Chapter (MI) of the Links, Incorporated has developed a collaborative partnership with Pro-Literacy Detroit and Rotary District 6400 to recruit volunteers to teach adults to read in the Greater Detroit area. Why? According to the National Institute of Literacy, an alarming 47% of Detroiters are functionally illiterate. The inability to read tends to be inter-generational and perpetuates poverty, welfare dependence and unemployment.

Our goal is to further increase awareness of Detroit’s illiteracy rate and actively recruit over 1600 volunteers by collaborating with members of the business community and faith-based organizations.