COVID-19 Response: WALC offices are open for tutoring and assistance. Masks are no longer required in the Oshkosh Public Library and our offices. Call 920-573-5507 for assistance. Get COVID-19 updates from the City of Oshkosh and Winnebago County.
The Winnebago Area Literacy Council (WALC) strengthens our diverse community
by developing and delivering free learner-centered literacy programs for adults and their families.
Through our influence, the Winnebago area will be known for valuing, promoting, and supporting literacy so that our residents achieve sustained independence and truly thrive.
WALC is grounded in a Value System in which we believe deeply and with which we strive to uphold in every act and decision we make. An engaged, compassionate and literate community is grounded in equality, mutual respect, and teamwork. We create opportunities for sustained independence by promoting self-worth and fostering family well-being through life-long learning.
NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2022!
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Many of the community members we serve are refugees. Their strength and resilience are incredible. Today we take a moment to recognize these extraordinary individuals and the formidable journey each one has made to come to a place of safety. ❤️ We are privileged to hear their stories and help
📣 Calling all volunteers! Please join us for a summer cookout as we show our appreciation for all the incredible work you do on behalf of WALC. We welcome you to bring a partner or friend and enjoy great food, beverages, and company. There will also be a few chances
☀️ Our New Voices and Faces summer program for refugee and immigrant youth kicked off today! In partnership with UW Oshkosh ArtsCore, middle and high school English language learners will interact with the community, make friends, learn about higher education and U.S. norms, and HAVE FUN! We have an Oshkosh
Did You Know? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides tax relief for charitable donors.
New Deduction: Allows up to $300 per tax return in annual charitable contributions. This is available to people who take the standard deduction and is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI), and thereby reduce taxable income. A donation to a donor advised fund (DAF) does not qualify.
New Charitable Deduction Limits: Individuals that itemize can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). Corporations that itemize may deduct up to 25% of taxable income (up from 10% previously. The higher deduction does not apply to donations directly to a DAF.
Consider making a charitable donation today to continue strengthening our community! DONATE