On Saturday, April 21st, 300+ people packed the Ford Resource & Engagement Center in Southwest Detroit for a day of food, family fun, and literacy empowerment!

Photo: Urban Content Team

In partnership with Detroit Public Television, Southwest Solutions, United Children and Family, and the Kresge Foundation, FREC Southwest made a sizeable community impact with a total of:

  • 31 families signed up to enroll children in early childhood education (preschool)
  • 128 families connected to resources
  • 410 books were given away to families<
  • 30 people utilizing our hired bus for FREE transport

Thanks to the amazing team at DPTV, awesome partnerships, and a special appearance by Daniel Tiger, the event was bigger and better than ever before.

With a goal of promoting literacy and the importance of reading, The Word Ready Program was a great success as children were matched with quality pre-school programs and resources to assist them in gaining early language development for academic success.

Check out some of the fun highlights below:


Follow us @FRECCITY on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and visit FREC locations at:

FREC (Southwest): 2826 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 | PH: 313.962.4888  Ask for Carmen

FREC (Eastside): 15491 Maddelein St., Detroit, MI 48205 | PH: 313.733.1240  Ask for Justin


The Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) is a client-directed community center where people can learn new skills, obtain needed services, develop new talents and celebrate community. Made possible by grants from Ford Motor Company Fund, The Ford Resource and Engagement Center brings together non-profit partners to serve the surrounding community. 

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