Siena Literacy Center

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Caitlyn Pisarski, LMSW-C
Primary Contact Name
Caitlyn Pisarski
Main Address

Siena Literacy Center
16888 Trinity Street
Detroit, MI 48219
United States

What We Do
In Wayne County, 1 in 3 adults struggles with literacy skills. 

Siena Literacy Center is changing that statistic. We work with more than 200 students each year to help them strengthen skills in reading, math, English as a Second Language, computer skills, and more. Siena's services are free of charge and powered by trained literacy volunteers. Increased academic skills empower adults improve their employment options, meet their personal goals, and assist their children to achieve their own educations. 

"What we do is a call that touches the individual, their family, and our community," shared Ed Moylan, Board Chair.


YOU can helps us make a difference. Consider how you can get involved at Siena Literacy Center: 

  • Volunteer as a tutor: With a commitment of 2-3 hours a week, you can make a real difference in the life of an individual. 

  • Spread the word: Tell your friends about Siena Literacy Center or share about our organization on social media. 

  • Make a donation: Your financial support helps us provide our students with the materials they need to meet their goals. 

Preview image for the video "About Siena Literacy Center".
Interesting Info
  • In 1995, we opened our doors to 20 students and 12 tutors. Now we serve more than 200 students a year each year.
  • More than 43 million adults in the United States struggle to read or do math at a 3rd-grade level. Siena serves adult learners at all levels and needs.
  • One in 5 of the world's immigrants live in the United States. Siena students come from more than 15 different countries around the world.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Tutor –2 hours per week, Training Provided
Repeats daily for 365 times


New Tutor Orientation
Repeats monthly on the first Wednesday at 6:00pm
Monthly on the second Wednesday at 1:00pm
Monthly on the third Wednesday at 6:00pm
Monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 1:00pm
Duration of 1 hour
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Building photo
US Citizenship certificate
National Honor Society certificate