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Success Story: Lisa and Achini

The following success story was written by tutor and volunteer, Lisa Ann King Gehrke: I want to share something wonderful, and positive, and heart-warming that I have been doing the last few months! I have been teaching English to this wonderful woman, Achini. I am her tutor and she is my learner, (through our local […]

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2018 Volunteer Orientation

          The Winnebago County Literacy Council (WCLC) is seeking volunteer tutors to help with a growing list of adult and adolescent learners who want to improve their literacy skills. We currently have many learners who are eager to begin receiving English language support. The tutoring time commitment is a minimum of […]

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Tutor Opportunity: Boys and Girls Club Members | Winnebago County Literacy Council

Tutoring Opportunity: Boys and Girls Club Members

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with the Boys and Girls Club (BGC), the WCLC has the opportunity to offer one-to-one tutoring to some of their middle school and high school attendees. We are eagerly searching for volunteers who are interested in this exciting opportunity to become a positive role model in these children/teens’ lives! This […]

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New Study Examines Economic Benefits of Refugees

When conversation about refugees begins, it generally centers on safety and security. Less talked about – and just as, if not more important – are the benefits refugees bring to American communities, especially in terms of local economies. A June 2017 report by New American Economy examines exactly that. On its website, New American Economy […]

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Winnebago County Literacy Council | Celebrating Refugees, By the Numbers

Celebrating Refugees, By the Numbers

Today – Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – is World Refugee Day. Take a moment to consider the numbers behind the world refugee crisis. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Each day, 28,300 people are forced to flee their home because of conflict and/or persecution. Approximately 65.6 million people have been forcibly displaced, worldwide. […]

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