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The Winnebago County Literacy Council (WCLC)

The WCLC creates opportunities for people to read, write, and speak English, and perform everyday skills with confidence. Through the support of our donors and volunteers in the community, we have been able to help thousands achieve literacy. We are currently seeking additional volunteers to help those seeking literacy in Winnebago County. Here is how you can become involved:

Volunteer

Volunteer
Volunteers are the backbone of WCLC.  Knowing you've helped improve a person’s literacy skills, and subsequently their life, is an incredible feeling!

Learn more about volunteering.

Donate

Donate
20,000 adults in Winnebago County can’t read past a third grade level.  Every dollar you donate will help make literacy attainable for everyone.

Learn more about donations. 

Learn

Learn
WCLC teaches skills that will improve your ability to communicate.  Our services are provided for free, and we offer classes and one-to-one tutoring.

Learn more about programs.

Employment Opportunity

Winnebago County Literacy Council (WCLC), Education Coordinator Needed

WCLC transforms the lives of learners by providing English Language Learning (ELL) classes for refugees and immigrants in the Oshkosh community. We give learners the attention and confidence that they need to succeed.

We have a 25 hour per week position for an Education Coordinator starting immediately. Interested candidates may contact Executive Director, Terri S. Hansen, at 920-236-5185, email hansen@winlit.org, or send a resume to Winnebago County Literacy Council, 106 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs and supervises ELL classes
  • Supervises and evaluates instructors
  • Assures staffing of classes and fills in when needed
  • Screens, interviews, and hires instructors for open positions
  • Oversees and assists with the assessments of learners taking classes
  • Develops curriculum as needed
  • Monitors class outcomes
  • Provides tutor training and ongoing educational assistance to volunteer tutors who work one-to-one with learners
  • Provides quarterly workshops for tutors and instructors
  • Collaborates with community organizations to address the problem of literacy

Qualifications:

  • Passion for education
  • Bachelor’s degree (In Adult, ESL, or Child Development Education)
  • Knowledgeable of the ‘best practices’ in Adult Education and understands early language development.
  • Must be computer proficient and experienced working with Microsoft Office
  • Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to assist in the personal development and needs of low-income and culturally diverse clients.

Job Type: 25 hours a week

(posted 8/1/2016)

A FUN raiser for Winnebago County Literacy Council

We raised over $6K from our Spellbound for Literacy 2016 event! Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, and participants. It was a fun-filled night of spelling, eating, winning and much more!

Congratulations to the SoLame Writers (pronounced "So Lame", not "salami") for winning this evening! You all did great!

Thank you 91.1 The Avenue for promoting Spellbound for Literacy!
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Wisconsin Literacy


     

Why get involved? Here's what our learners have to say...

     
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"I arrived in the United States in May of 2013, but my life in America began the day I met Tina at the Literacy Council," said WCLC learner Rameez, during a panel discussion at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. After arriving to the U.S. from Pakistan on religious asylum, Rameez received individual tutoring, and enrolled in English as a Second Language classes and the Road to Work (employment skills classes) program. He obtained his driver's license, steady employment, and enrolled in technical college - all in the span of 7 months.

Lifelong Learner with WCLC 

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Joseph came to the United States, last May, as a refugee from the Congo.  He had spent more than 7 years in a refugee camp, in Tanzania, after fleeing from the Rebel Army.  In Tanzania, he earned a Bachelor degree in Social Work, and taught French to children in a high school, there, as well as a little English.  He says he dreams of becoming a teacher in America. He attends classes at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and the Literacy Council, is enrolled in the Road to Work program, and studies with one of our tutors. Since his arrival in Oshkosh, he has obtained full-time employment, and improved his English by four levels! He has a strong desire to help other refugees learn through his experience, and is an advocate for greater involvement in literacy.

 

Lifelong Learner with WCLC 

News and Upcoming Events

Spellbound for Literacy 2016

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