Winnebago County Literacy Council

...creating opportunities for people to read, write, speak, and perform everyday skills with confidence. Welcome.


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:


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.


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. 


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.

A FUN raiser for Winnebago County Literacy Council

You're invited to a fun and exciting night of team competition - an adult spelling bee!

You will enjoy spirited team rivalry and:
- Delicious hors d'oeuvres
- Cash bar
- Raffle gift basket showcase
- Wine wall to explore and purchase

Fun! Excitement! Lively Competition!

Teams of up to six people spell words for points based on word difficulty.

You do not need to be the best speller to win!

WHEN:  April 7, 2016
TIME:  5:00pm - 8:30pm
WHERE:  LaSure's Ballroom
3125 S. Washburn Street
Oshkosh, WI 54904


Double Your Dollars Match.

We received a $5,000 challenge from the J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc. to match, dollar-for-dollar, any gift to our organization –up to $1,000 per individual gift, thus doubling up to $5,000 in donations! For example, “A $50.00 contribution will be matched with an additional $50.00, thus making a total of $100.00 available to support our programs delivered to the most vulnerable women, children, and families in the community.”

Please contribute today! You can donate online by clicking here or send a check by mail to WCLC, 106 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901 in care of Terri S. Hansen.

Thank you for your support!

**Your contribution goes straight to work helping individuals and families at the literacy council. The money stays in the community and is tax exempt. WCLC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Wisconsin Literacy

1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign is coming up starting in September!


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 


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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