The Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit provides tutoring services and learning environments that help adults improve their reading, speaking, listening, writing, mathematics, and basic computer skills in an effort to help them live out their roles as parents, workers, and citizens. The center first opened its doors in 1989. Today, it has a staff of 10,250 volunteers, and more than 500 students. Each volunteer tutor is matched with an adult learner, who receives two hours of training each week. Students vary in age, country of origin, religious beliefs, and level of education. The organization is run by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, an international congregation of more than 700 vowed women religious and 200 associates, who are non-vowed members who help the sisters’ mission.