All Saints Literacy Center is a Sponsored Institution of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. There are seven literacy centers sponsored by the Sisters. As a sponsored literacy center All Saints is a part of the Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation that serves as an umbrella for all of the literacy centers.
Mission Statement of the Dominican Rea Literacy Corp. is “Responding to the crucial societal need, we, members of the Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation, exists to empower adults by providing basic literacy and life skills through individualized tutoring, in environments that respect and reverence individuals. We enable learners to transform their lives by acquiring skills to become successful parents, productive workers and responsible citizens. This mutual collaboration in adult literacy is a contemporary expression of the Adrian Dominican Sisters commitment to education.”
Recognizing the need for adult literacy services in Southwest Detroit, Sister Mary Hemmen, OP established All Saints Literacy Center and opened its doors in July of 2015 along with Roger Frank, ASLC’s first director. Since then, ASLC has welcomed over 200 learners and over 100 volunteer tutors.
Sr. Mary remained a champion for adult literacy until her death in 2018. She is remembered as remarkable, a gem, pragmatic and a faithful servant. We are honored to continue her vision and grateful to be a Sponsored Institution.