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Refugee Simulation Workshop

We are proud to announce our upcoming REFUGEE SIMULATION workshop, in collaboration with Dr. Fonkem Achankeng, a professor in the Human Services Leadership program at UW Oshkosh. He has a wealth of experience in this field; not least among his associations, he is connected to the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and a contributor […]

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Spellbound for Literacy Recap

What a fun, entertaining spelling bee night it was! Award: Most donations raised prior to the event – “Wisconsin Street Irregulars” We congratulate “Stadium Spellarz” on their victory in our 2018 Spellbound for Literacy!!! Award: Best Creative Costume – “Sing One and Two” Award: Outstanding Team Spirit – “Spellebrities”

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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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Success Story: David and Wayne | Winnebago County Literacy Council

Success Story: David and Wayne

David and Wayne play games to build Wayne’s reading and writing skills. Recently when they met together they played Brain Quest. David says Wayne has an endless supply of jokes, facts, and stories. “He teaches me more than I teach him,” David said. Wayne enjoys science. Books about science are his favorite. Outside reading, Wayne likes […]

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Success Story: Andrew and Tony | Winnebago County Literacy Council

Success Story: Andrew and Tony

Andrew and Tony have been meeting together for about a year and a half. Andrew has seen improvement in Tony since they first started. Tony’s biggest goal is to be able to read to his 3-year old daughter, so Andrew and Tony are working on phonics, spelling, and words. Andrew says being a tutor is […]

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Success Story: Gary and David | Winnebago County Literacy Council

Success Story: Gary and David

Gary has been a learner at the WCLC for over 10 years. This summer he is signed up for the summer reading program at the library. He loves to read about animals. Gary works on his reading and math skills with David; he has his own math books and he learned how to use a […]

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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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