Winnebago County Literacy Council

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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 individual tutors for each learner.

Learn more about programs.


     

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

     
Testimonial 1

"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 

testimonial2

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 

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